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

Nineteenth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2003

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Balakirsky, Maya, “Visual Representation of Emile Zola, 1866–1902: A Case Study in Public Image and Media Spin in Late Nineteenth-Century France” (Bryn Mawr, S. Levine)

Betzer, Sarah E., “Flesh to Stone: Ingriste Women and Portraiture in the Circle of Ingres between Rome and Paris, 1825–1870” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Boyles, James, “Anxiety over His Flesh Painting: Art and Masculinity in the Early Paintings of George de Forest Brush” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Brown, Stephen, "Luce, the Artist engagé" (Columbia, T. Reff)

Cason, Mary, “Religiosity and Secularism: Two Case Studies of the Nineteenth-Century French Reception of Spanish Art, Bartolomé Murillo (1617–1682) and Francisco José Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828)” (Rutgers, J. Spector)

Costello, R. L., “The Center Cannot Hold: J. M. W. Turner’s Contemporary History Paintings in the Age of Revolution” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Decker, Juilee, “The Possibilities of Print: John Constable, English Landscape, and the Chiaroscuro of Nature” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Fullalove, Benedict, “The Production of Authenticity: Wilderness, History, and Travel in Landscape Representation of the Canadian Rockies (ca. 1860–1940)” (Duke, A. Wharton)

Gilkerson, Ann, “Aristocratic Château to Republican Villa: The Changing Construction of Rational Theory and Regional Form in the Country Houses of Viollet-le-Duc” (Harvard, N. Levine)

Harrington, Sara, “Representations of Alcohol Consumption in France, 1850–1900” (Rutgers, S. Brett-Smith)

Husby, Andrea, “Birge Harrison: Artist, Teacher, and Critic” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Indych, Anna, “Mexican Muralism without Walls: The Critical Reception of Portable Work by Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927–1940” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Ivinski, Pamela, “Mary Cassatt: The Maternal Body and Modern Connoisseurship” (CUNY, C. Armstrong)

Johnson, Jamie, “The Viewer Viewed: Art’s Public in Victorian England” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Joyce, Beverly, “‘Sighing after the Infinite’: Masculinity, Androgyny, and Femininity in the Art of Edward Burne-Jones” (Kansas, J. Pultz)

Miller, Peter, “Théodore Chassériau and the French Colonial Project in Algeria” (IFA/ NYU, L. Nochlin)

Monger, Kathryn, “The Mythologizing of Egypt in Late Nineteenth-Century British Art” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Nellis, Anne, “The English Landscape Painter Abroad: Tourism, Genre, and Modernity in the Post-Napoleonic Period” (Brown, K. D. Kriz)

Parker, Shalon, “A Tradition Gone Awry: The Salon Nude in Fin-de-Siècle France” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Presner, Todd Samuel, “The Aesthetics of Regeneration: The Zionist Invention of the Muscle Jew and the Visual Culture of the Fin-de-Siècle” (UC Berkeley, T. J. Clark)

Ramirez, Jennifer Otto, “On the Double: Mirroring and Twinning in the Photographs of Clementina, Lady Hawarden” (Virginia Commonwealth, H. Risatti)

Reade, Cyril, “Mendelssohn to Mendelsohn: Visual Case Studies of Jewish Life in Berlin” (Rochester, J. Wolff)

Sanford, Cynthia, “Edward Simmons: A Painter and Yankee in the Gilded Age” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Shorto, Sylvia, “Public Lives, Private Places: British Houses in Delhi, 1803–1853” (IFA/NYU, J.-L. Cohen)

Tolles, Thayer, “Augustus Saint-Gaudens, His Critics, and the New School of American Sculpture, 1875–1893” (CUNY, S. Webster)

Tripodes, Lucia, “François Rude: The Importance of Sculpture” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Zafman, Deborah, “Franz Pforr’s Brotherhood, Bilder and Bildung: Drawing on Friendship, Chivalry, and Schiller” (UC Berkeley, J. L. Koerner, D. Grimaldo-Grigsby)