Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Seventeenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Adams, Kristen, “The Triumph of Tapestry: Woven Illusions from Raphael to Jordaens” (The Ohio State University, B. Haeger)

An, Christina, “Art Beyond Price or Place: Vermeer, Asia, and the Poetics of Painting” (Boston University, M. Zell)

Boles, Cecily, “Sculpted Female Funerary Portraits in Baroque Rome” (Emory University, S. McPhee)

Bulkens, Koen, “Rubens’ Workshop during the Twelve Years’ Truce (1609-21)” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Chang, Samantha, “Listening to Painting, Seeing Music: Intersensorial and Synaesthetic Approaches to Music and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period” (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Christensen, Theresa Kutasz, “Regina Christina Antiquario: Queen Christina of Sweden’s Development of a Classical Persona Through Allegory and Antiquarian Collecting” (The Pennsylvania State University, R. Thomas)

Douplitzky, Karine, “Champaigne against Nature: Portraiture, Artifice and the Natural in 17th-century France” (UC Berkeley, T. Olson)

Duff, Suzanne, “The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild and Its Impact on Artistic Production and Identity, 1556-1663” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Fucci, Robert, “Landscape into History: The Early Printed Landscape Series by Jan van de Velde II (1593-1641)” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Gear, Jennifer, “Visualizing the 1630-31 Plague Epidemic in Early Modern Venice and the Veneto” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Chang, Samantha, “Listening to Painting, Seeing Music: Intersensorial and Synaesthetic Approaches to Music and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period” (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Harrington, Erik, “A Natural Relaxation: Cultural Norms and Pictorial Conventions in the Mid-Seventeenth-Century Dutch Winter Scene” (University of Virginia, L. Goedde)

Harrington, Molly, “Picturing Devotion in Dutch Golden Age Huiskerken” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Lake-Jedzinak, Justinne, “Collecting Portraits of Early Christian Virgin Martyrs in Seicento Naples” (Bryn Mawr College, D. Cast)

Landsman, Rozemarijn, “Art, Technology, and the City: the Work of Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Lea, Graham, “Biblical History Paintings by Goltzius and Lastman: Their Participation in Local Rhetorical Culture” (Emory University, W. Melion)

Lee, Sophia, “Adapting to the Market: Gabriel Metsu in Amsterdam” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

McCabe, Sophia Quach, “Hans Rottenhammer in Venice: Networking in Style between Italy and Germany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Nakamura, Jun, “Prints and Printedness: Mark-making, Meaning, and Perceptions of Print in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

Neely, Megan, “The Flaying of Art: Marsyas in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries” (University of Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Oleas-Mogollón, Isabel, “Art and Jesuit Patronage in Colonial Quito: The Prophet Paintings at the Church of La Compañía” (University of Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Palermo, Melisa, “Cor ad cor loquitur: Burning Hearts and the Iconography of Divine Charity” (Rice University, J. Manca)

Sandoval, Elizabeth, “The Book as Self: A 15th-Century Case Study of Visual Metaphor in Northern European Art” (The Ohio State University, K. Whittington)

Scheier-Dolberg, Joseph, “Yu Zhiding (1646-1716) and the Envisioning of the Early Qing World” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Schrimsher, Kimberly, “Becoming Guercino: Imitation and Innovation in a Seventeenth-Century Painter's Workshop” (Emory University, J. Campbell and S. McPhee)

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, “Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Soriano, Jon, “Moments in the Circulation of Time: The Art of the Kālacakra Tantra in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (University of California, Berkeley; P. Berger)

Thorpe, Heather D. “Modernity's Caravaggio: Reinventing a Seicento Artist for the Twentieth Century” (University of Iowa, J. B. Scott)

Travers, Erin, “Boundaries of the Body: The Art of Anatomy in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (University of California, Santa Barbara, A. Adams)

Upart, Anatole, “Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson)

Vazquez, Julia, “The Artist as Curator: Diego Velázquez, 1623-1660” (Columbia University, D. Bodart, M. Cole)

Whitford, Kelly, “Angelic Devotion: Embodying Belief with Bernini’s Angels on the Ponte Sant’Angelo” (Brown University, E. Lincoln)