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

Sixteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Abdon, Danielle, “Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

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

Campbell, Katharine, “Producing the Composite: Stylistic Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Art, c. 1510-1568” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

Carlson, Raymond, “Michelangelo between Florence and Rome: Art and Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Culler, Matthew, “Writing Creation: Francisco de Hollanda and Sixteenth-Century Art Theory and Practice” (UC-Berkeley, T. Olson)

D’Addio, Sophia, “Painted Organ Shutters in Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Doty, Lindsay, “The Ideal Made Real: The Aging of the Virgin in Italian Renaissance Art” (University of Georgia, S. Zuraw)

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

Duntemann, Elizabeth, “Curing the Incurabili: Healing Rhetoric, Holy Wood, and Venereal Infection in Sixteenth-Century Italian Visual Culture” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Dupertuis, Lindsay, “‘The Ornament of the Mind’: Istoriato Maiolica and the Luxury of Reading in Renaissance Urbino and Beyond” (University of Maryland, M. Gill)

Elston, Miranda L. “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, T. String)

Famularo, Jordan Jennifer, “Gems and the Media of Italian Art, ca. 1450-ca. 1550” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Farrell, Bethany, “Bronzino in Duke Cosimo’s Court: Exchange, Bureaucracy, and Making Art” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Faust, Marta, “'Was sichst Du?': The Instrumentation of Sight in Early Modern Visual Anomalies” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Foner, Daria Rose, “Andrea del Sarto and Artistic Collaboration in Renaissance Florence” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Gans, Sofia, “’a whole chapel cast and engraved with images’: the Many Meanings of the Tomb of Saint Sebald in Nuremberg” (Columbia University, S. Murray)

Harpster, Grace, “Carlo Borromeo's Itineraries: The Sacred Image in Post-Tridentine Italy” (UC Berkeley, T. Olson)

Mao, Natasha, “Revealing and Concealing: Interactive Objects in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Mattison, Elizabeth Rice, “Reforming Sculpture: Revival and Invention in Liège, 1468–1566” (University of Toronto, E. M. Kavaler)

Monty, Emily, “Printmaking in Rome in the Age of Philip II,1556-1598” (Brown University, E. Lincoln)

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

O’Reilly, Catherine, “Last Supper Refectory Frescoes in Fifteenth-Century Florence: Painting, Performance, Senses, and Space” (Boston University, J. Cranston)

Play, Caitlin, “Grand-Duke Francesco de' Medici as Renaissance Emperor: Construction of Ruler Imagery in the Grotta Grande and the Uffizi Tribuna” (Rutgers University, Sarah Blake McHam)

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

Saracino, Jennifer, “Shifting Landscapes: Depictions of Cultural & Environmental Disruption in the Mapa Uppsala of Mexico-Tenochtitlan” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Scheiber, Lindsey, “Identity in an Italian Renaissance Court: Art and Architecture of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Schockmel, Bryn, “The Historical Procession of Andrea Mantegna’s Triumphs of Caesar: From the Palazzo Ducale to Hampton Court Palace” (Boston University, J. Cranston)

Tolstoy, Irina, “Camillo Trevisan's Palace and Villa Culture on the Island of Murano” (Columbia University, D. Rosand, M. Cole)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The turbaned heads, each wrapped in twisted folds of the whitest silk’: Images of Muslims in Netherlandish Art, 1400–1700” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Wood, Emily, “Art, Politics, and Diplomacy at the Courts of Philip II in Madrid and the Medici in Florence” (Northwestern University, J. Escobar)

Zappella, Christine, “Andrea del Sarto's Life of St. John the Baptist and Monochrome Painting in Renaissance Florence” (University of Chicago, C. Cohen)