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Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2006

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Atkins, Christopher, "The Master's Touch: Frans Hals's Rough Manner" (Rutgers, M. Westermann)

Averett, Matthew, "Bernini at the Piazza Barberini: Politics and Patronage in the Rome of Urban VIII" (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

Banner, Lisa, "The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Carroll, Elizabeth, "Bartolomeo Montagna and the Production of the Sacra Conversazione Altarpiece: An Examination of Civic and Artistic Identity in Early Sixteenth-Century Vicenza" (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Costa, Patrizia, "The Sala delle Asse in the Sforza Castle in Milan" (Pittsburgh, D. Wilkins, A. Sutherland Harris)

Crawford-Parker, Sarah, "Refashioning Female Identity: Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Historiated Portraits" (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Dewitt, Lloyd, "Evolution and Ambition in the Career of Jan Lievens (1607–74)" (Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Dickerson, Claude Douglas, Iii "Bernini and Before: Modeled Sculpture in Rome, ca. 1600–25" (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Dow, Douglas, "Confraternal Piety and Corporate Patronage: A Reconstruction of the Art and Oratory of the Compagnia di San Giovanni Battista dello Scalzo, Florence" (Penn State, B. Curran)

El-Hanany, Efrat, "Beating the Devil: Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art" (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Flanigan, Theresa, "The Ponte Vecchio: Building an Urbanized Bridge in Early Modern Florence" (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Frank, Mary Engel, "Donne Attempate: Women of a Certain Age in Sixteenth-Century Venetian Art " (Princeton, P. Brown)

Giménez-Berger, Alejandra, "Castiglione, Portraiture, and Performance at the Court of Philip II of Spain" (Temple, T. Cooper)

Grossman, Max Elijah, "Pro Honore Comunis Senensis et Pulchritudine Civitatis: Civic Architecture and Political Ideology in the Republic of Siena, 1270–1420" (Columbia, S. Murray, M. Trachtenberg)

Hale, Meredith, "Romeyn de Hooghe and the Birth of Political Satire" (Columbia, S. Schama, D. Freedberg)

Jung, Tanya, "The Phenomenal Lives of Movable Christ Sculptures: A History in Three Parts" (Maryland, M. Gill)

Karr Schmidt, Suzanne, "Art—A User's Guide: Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance" (Yale, C. Wood)

Kleinbub, Christian, "Vision and the Visionary in Raphael" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Maier, Jessica, "Imago Romae: Renaissance Visions of the Eternal City" (Columbia, D. Rosand)

McLane, Preston, "Alessandro Magnasco and the Painterly Picaresque" (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Morris, Amy, "Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece: Solving the Riddle of the Sphinx" (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Faries)

Morse, Margaret, "The Arts of Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy: The Case of Venice" (Maryland, A. Colantuono)

Onuf, Alexandra, "Local Terrains: The Small Landscape Prints and the Depiction of the Countryside in Early Modern Antwerp" (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Prokop, Ellen, "Fray Juan Andrés Rizi and the Commissions at San Millán de la Cogolla and the Cathedral of Burgos" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Rejaie, Azar, "Defining Artistic Identity in the Florentine Renaissance: Vasari, Embedded Self-Portraits and the Patron's Role" (Pittsburgh, D. Wilkins)

Roberts, Sean, "Cartography between Cultures: Francesco Berlinghieri's Geographia of 1482" (Michigan, P. Simons)

Robey, Jessica, "From the City Witnessed to the Community Dreamed: The Civitates Orbis Terrarum and the Circle of Abraham Ortelius and Joris Hoefnagel" (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Schiller, Noel, "The Art of Laughter: Society, Civility, and Viewing Practices in the Netherlands 1600–40" (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Schrader, Stephanie, "Jan Gossaert's Art of Imitation: Fashioning Identity at the Burgundian Court" (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Seaman, Natasha, "Archaism and the Critique of Caravaggio in the Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629)" (Boston, M. Zell)

Senos, Nuno, "Franciscan Art and Architecture in Colonial Brazil (1650–1800)" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Spellman, Mary, "Rembrandt's Humor: Satire, Burlesque, and Irony in Six Etchings" (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Spira, Freyda, "Originality as Repetition/Repetition as Originality: Daniel Hopfer (ca. 1470–1536) and the Reinvention of the Medium of Etching" (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Struhal, Eva, "Lorenzo Lippi—Poet and Painter of the Florentine Seicento" (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Tal, Guy, "Witches on Top: Magic, Power and Imagination in the Art of Early Modern Italy" (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Taylor, Sara Morasch, "Art and Evangelization at the Sixteenth-Century Convento of Santiago Apóstol at Cuilapan, Mexico" (Byrn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Webb, Jennifer D., "The Making of Montefeltro: Patronage of the Arts and Architecture during the Reign of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza" (Byrn Mawr, D. Cast)

West, Ashley, "Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473–1531) and the Visualization of Knowledge" (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)