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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2009

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Auerbach, Elissa Anderson, “Re-Forming Mary in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Bark, Julianna, “Jean-Etienne Liotard: The Genevan Years (1757–1789)” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Barrett, Kerry, “The Artful Hand: Pieter Soutman’s Life and Oeuvre” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Benay, Erin, “The Pursuit of Truth and the Doubting Thomas in the Art of Early Modern Italy” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Bensoussan, Nicole, “Casting a Second Rome: Primaticcio's Bronze Copies and the Fontainebleau Project” (Yale, C. Wood)

Carson, Rebekah, “Andrea Riccio’s Della Torre Tomb Monument and Antiquarianism in Padua and Verona” (Toronto, A. Nagel)

Clark, Leah Ruth, “Value and Symbolic Practices: Objects, Exchanges, and Associations in the Italian Courts (1450–1500)” (McGill, A. Vanhaelen, B. Wilson)

Compton, Rebekah, “A Cultural Icon: The Currency of Venus in Sixteenth-Century Florence” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Graham, Heather Sexton, “Affecting Bodies: Guido Mazzoni’s Lamentations in Context” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

Havenstein, Kenneth, “Choreography and the City: The Politics of Dance Imagery Included in Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Good Government Fresco, Palazzo Publicco, Siena” (SUNY Binghamton, B. Abou-El-Haj)

Henry, Chriscinda, “Buffoons, Rustics, and Courtesans: Low Painting and Entertainment Culture in Renaissance Venice” (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Hernandez-Ying, Orlando, “Angels in the Americas: Paintings of Apocryphal Angels in Spain and Its American Viceroyalties” (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Hillard, Caroline, “An Alternate Antiquity: The Etruscans in Renaissance Florence and Rome” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Hutson, James, “Modalities of the Idea: L'Idea della Bellezza and Stylistic Change in Early Modern Italy” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Kata, Lori, “Art, Trade, and Patronage in Seventeenth-Century Lima: Francisco de Zurbáran’s Commission for the Convent of la Encarnación” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Kilroy, Lauren, “Organ of Faith, Organ of Power: 18th-Century Representations of the Sacred Heart in New Spain” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Kim, David, “Mobility, Geography and Style in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory and Practice” (Harvard, A. Payne)

Kim, Sohee, “Jacques le Moyne de Morgues (c. 1533–1588) and the Origins of the Early Netherlandish Flower Still Lifes” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Lakey, Christopher, “Relief in Perspective: Medieval Italian Sculpture and the Rise of Optical Aesthetics” (UC Berkeley, W. Davis, J. Jung)

Lloyd, Karen J., “Adopted Papal Kin as Art Patrons in Early Modern Rome (1592–1676)” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Lugli, Emanuele, “Pietre di paragone: The Production of Spatial Order in the Twelfth-Century Lombard City” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

McReynolds, Dan “Refiguring the Palladian Legacy: Architectural Reform in Eighteenth-Century Venice” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Morford, Michael, “Carving for a Future: Baccio Bandinelli Securing Medici Patronage through His Mutually Fulfilling and Propagandistic Hercules and Cacus” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Neilson, Christina, “Between and Across Media: Verrocchio’s Creation and Meaning in His Workshop” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Nogrady, Elizabeth, “Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), the ‘Netherlandish Academy,’ and Artistic Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century Utrecht” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Nolan, Linda, “Touching the Divine: Mobility, Devotion, and the Display of Religious Objects in Early Modern Rome” (USC, T. Olson)

Noyes, Ruth, “‘A me toccano masticcare pillole amare’: Rubens, the Oratorians, and the Crisis over the Beati moderni in Rome, c. 1600; Towards a Revised Geography of the Catholic Reformation” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

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

Park, Soo Yeon, “Use of Devotional Images in the Seventeenth-Century Northern Netherlands: A Case Study of Prints by Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651)” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Piotrowska, Anna, “The Early Career of Carle Vanloo: Training and Practice in the Capitals of Europe” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann, C. Bailey)

Pokphanh, Roberta, “The Proceeds of Prosperity: Images of Domestic Money Management and Exchange in Dutch Genre Painting in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Rawlings, Kandice, “Liminal Messages: The ‘Cartellino’ in Italian Renaissance Painting” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Reed, Laurel, “Approaches to Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Painting in Dalmatia” (UC San Diego, J. Greenstein)

Rodriguez-Farrar, Hanna, “Images of Charles I of England, 1642–1649” (Brown, J. Muller)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, “Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches during the Reign of Louis XIII” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Saporta, Lawrence Leo, “Velázquez, the Spanish Style, and the Art of Devotion” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Stoenescu, Livia, “The Visual Narratives of El Greco, Annibale Carracci, and Rubens: Altarpieces of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the Early Modern Age” (Queen’s, Kingston, S. Dickey)

Sutton, Elizabeth A., “Economics, Ethnography, and Empire: The Illustrated Travel Series of Cornelis Claesz, 1598–1603” (Iowa, J. Hochstrasser)

Tice, Lisa Neal, “Recreation and Retreat: Garden Casini in Late Sixteenth- and Early Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Vusich, Jannette, “Divinus Amor Extasim Facit: Fra Bartolommeo and Mysticism in Renaissance Florence” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

White, Veronica, “Serio Ludere: Baroque Invenzione and the Development of the Capriccio” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Yunn, Amee, “The Bargello: A New History of the First Communal Palace of Florence, 1255–1346” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)