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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2002

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Alvarez, Mari-Tere, “An Examination of the Art Market in Renaissance Spain (1470–1530)” (USC, S. Holo)

Arioli, Kristin, “Cardinal Raffaele Riario (1477–1521) and the Dynamics of Renaissance Patronage” (USC, E. Howe)

Assonitis, Alessio, “Savonarola and the Origins of Florentine Mannerism” (Columbia, J. Beck)

Bacon, Paul, “A Mirror of a Christian Prince: Frederick the Wise and Art Patronage at the Electoral Saxon Court, 1486–1525” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Badiee-Banta, Andaleeb, “Gioacchino Assereto and the International Artistic Culture of Genoa, 1600–1650” (IFA/NYU, D. Posner)

Barry, Fabio, “Painting in Stone: The Symbolic Identity of Coloured Marbles from Antiquity until the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Begel, Andrea, “Unclean Spirits: Images of Exorcism in Italian Renaissance Art” (Columbia, J. Beck)

Bertiz, Agnes, “For Pleasure and Profit: The Role of Images in the Late Fourteenth-Century Illustrated Tacuinum Sanitatis” (USC, E. Howe)

Breazeale, William, “Sketchbook and Zibaldone: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Sixteenth-Century Disegno” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Byron, David, “The Visual and Social Strategies of German Propaganda Broadsheets, l608–l62l” (Yale, C. Wood)

Callahan, Meghan, “The Politics of Architecture: Suor Domenica da Paradiso and Her Convent of La Crocetta in Post-Savonarolan Florence” (Rutgers, S. B. McHam)

Chen, Hui-Hung, “Missionaries and Images—Jesuit Visual Culture in Sixteenth- to Seventeenth-Century China” (Brown, J. Muller)

Christian, Kathleen, “The Birth of Antiquities Collections in Rome, 1450–1530” (Harvard, J. Shearman)

Churchill, Derek, “Replication in the Early Netherlandish Tradition: Dieric Bouts and His Copyists” (Yale, C. Wood)

Cohen, Evelyn, “Problems in the Art of Giovanni da Modena” (Columbia, J. Beck)

David, Margaret Diane, “Francesco Mochi, Sculptor (1580–1654)” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Dearing, Glenn, “Rubens and the Imagery of Divine Love in Antwerp, 1608–1640” (Johns Hopkins, W. Melion)

De Cavi, Sabina, “Spain in Naples: Building, Sculpting, and Painting for the Viceroys (1585–1621)” (Columbia, J. Connors)

DeKoning, Marion, “The Battle of Lekkerbettje: Imagery and Ideology during the Eighty Years War (1568–1648)” (USC, T. Olson)

Deprano, Maria, “Pulchior in terries nulla tabela foret: The Works Commissioned for Giovanna degli Albizzi in Light of Poliziano's Writings” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

DeWitt, Lloyd, “Jan Lievens in London, Antwerp, and Amsterdam” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Dickerson, Claude, “Before Bernini: Modeled Sculpture in Rome, ca. 1585–1635” (IFA/NYU, D. Posner)

Dow, Douglas N., “Confraternal Piety and Corporate Patronage: The Frescoes of the Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Drogin, David, “Representations of Bentivoglio Authority: Fifteenth-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Bentivoglio Chapel, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna” (Harvard, J. Shearman)

El-Hanany, Efrat, “Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Etheridge, Christopher, “Rough Trade: Realism and the Labour of Painting circa 1600” (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Finkel, Jennifer, “Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Tragedy of the Façade” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Funk, Carla, “Visualizing Identity: The Decoration and Transformation of the Palazzo Datini in Prato” (Emory, C. J. Campbell, E. Pastan)

Glass, Robert, “Filarete and the Taste for the Antique in Mid-Fifteenth Century Rome” (Princeton, P. Brown, L. Barkan, J. Pinto)

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

Havenstein, Ken, “Choreographing the City: Socio-Political Implications of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Dance Motif Included in the Good Government Fresco, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Ilchman, Frederick, “Tintoretto's Judgment: Artistic Ambition in Counter-Reformation Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Karmon, David, “Conservation without Guidelines: The Protection of Ancient Buildings in Early Modern Rome” (Harvard, J. Shearman)

Katz, Dana, “Painting with Violence: The Representation of Jews in the Italian Renaissance Courts” (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Kay, Nancy Chute, “The Sacred Public Sculptures of Counter-Reformation Antwerp” (Brown, J. Muller)

Kim, Il, “The Cult of Light in Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance Architecture” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Kirkland-Ives, Mitzi, “Narrative Performance and Devotional Experience in the Art of Hans Memling” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Larkin, Graham, “The Elusive Oeuvre of Jacques Callot” (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Lehman, Geoff, “Perspective and the Renaissance Landscape” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Leopardi, Liliana, “Carlo Crivelli and the Adriatic Renaissance” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Lepage, Andrea, “Arts of the Franciscan Colegio de San Andrés in Colonial Quito: A Process of Cultural (Re)formation” (Brown, C. W. Zerner)

Litsardopoulou, Nausika-Sotiria, “Rubens's Pastorals” (Brown, J. Muller)

Maier, Jessica, “Imaging Rome: The Art and Science of Renaissance City Views” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

McCall, Timothy D., “Networks of Power in Quattrocento Emilia and Lombardy: Pier Maria Rossi's Patronage of Art” (Michigan, P. Simons, M. Holmes)

McIntosh, Laurentia, “Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painter Maria van Oosterwyck” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Morris, Amy, “Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece: A Stylistic, Iconographical, and Contextual Reevaluation” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Faries)

Morse, Margaret, “The Arts of Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Neri, Janice, “Fantastic Observations: Images of Insects in Early Modern Europe” (UC Irvine, G. Bauer)

Neville, Kristoffer, “Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and German Artists in Sweden in the Age of the Thirty Years' War” (Princeton, T. Kaufmann)

Odde, Laurent, “La Nouvelle Artemise: Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France and Patron of the Arts” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

O'Leary, Heather, “Viva Bacco e Viva Amore: Bacchic Imagery in the Renaissance” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Olson, Marsha Gail, “Jesus, Mary, and All of the Saints: Indo-Portuguese Ivory Statuettes and Their Role as Mission Art in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Goa” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Onuf, Alexandra, “Local Engagements: Hieronymus Cock and the Small Landscape Prints” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Park, Soo-Yeon, “Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and Saint John” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Powell, Amy, “The Fascination of Likeness: Imitation in and of Rogier van der Weyden's Descent from the Cross” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Rashleigh, Jennifer Jones, “Francisco Pacheco's Tratado de Erudicion de Varios Autores: A Transcription and Critical Interpretation of His Religious Writing and Painting” (Brown, C. W. Zerner)

Rejaie, Azar, “Renaissance Self-Portrayal: Embedded Self-Portraits, Artistic Identity, and Vasari's Program in Both Editions of the Lives” (Pittsburgh, D. Wilkins)

Roberts, Sean E., “Cartography between Cultures: Francesco Berlinghieri's Geographia of 1482” (Michigan, P. Simons, M. Holmes)

Robey, Jessica, “In Pursuit of a Civil Order: The Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the Microcosmic Collection, and the Circle of Abraham Ortelius and Joris Hoefnagel” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Roman, Dulce, “Rubens and the Emergence of High Baroque Style in Spanish Painting” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Ross, Elizabeth, “Picturing Knowledge and Experience in the Early Printed Book: Reuwich's Illustrations for Breydenbach's Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (1486)” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Schaudies, Irene, “Proverbs, Fables, and Folklore: The Genre Painting of Jacob Jordaens” (Brown, J. Muller)

Schmid, Vanessa, “Govaert Flinck's Portraits and Their Role in the Internationalization of the Portraiture of Amsterdam in the 1650s” (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Sellin, Christine P., “Uitgedreven en door Gods Engel geredt: The Biblical Hagar and Ishmael in Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Painting” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Senos, Nuno, “Franciscan Patronage in Northeastern Brazil (1650–1800)” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Smith, Jamie, “Ecce in manibus meis descripsi te: Passion Imagery of the Word in Northern Art of the Fifteenth Century” (Johns Hopkins, W. Melion)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Stanfield-Mazzi, Maya, “Statue and Substitute: The Replication of Miraculous Statues in Colonial Peru” (UCLA, C. Klein)

Tal, Guy, “Imago Maleficarum: Witchcraft and Demonomagic in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Thomas, Robin, III, “Charles of Bourbon's Naples: Architecture and Politics” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Tobey, Elizabeth, “The Palio in Italian Renaissance Art, Thought, and Culture” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Waldrop, Gregory, “Sight Unseen: Priests and Visual Representation in Early Renaissance Italy” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Wamsler, Caroline A., “Picturing Heaven: Guariento's Coronation of the Virgin in Venice's Sala del Maggior Consiglio” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Whittemore, Leila, “Theory, Practice, and the Architectural Imagination: Filarete's Treatise on Architecture and Early Sforza Urbanism, 1450–1464” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Williams, Linda, “The Art of Love and Marriage in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Rome: Domestic Frescoes and Their Patrons” (University of Washington, J. Snow-Smith)

Wilson, Meghan S., “Dutch Flower Still-Life Painting in Middelburg, ca. 1600–1620” (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Woodall, Dena, “Sharing Space: Double Portraiture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Woollett, Anne, “The Altarpiece in Antwerp, 1554–1612: Painting and the Militia Guilds” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)