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Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2011

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Arpen, Katherine, “Pleasure and the Body: Representations of Bathing in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Badja-Pawlikowska, Michalina, “Thinking in Pictures, Painting with Words: Thomas Hardy as Visual Artist” (Yale, T. Barringer, R. Yeazell)

Beachdel, Thomas, “Landscape Aesthetics and the Sublime in France, 1750–1815” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Bell, Andrea, “French Artist in Rome: An Examination of Eighteenth-Century Drawing Albums” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Boivin, Julie, “Horrid Beauty: Rococo Ornament and Contemporary Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Bouffard-Veilleux, Mickaël, “Le Bel Air et la Bonne Grâce: Attitudes et gestes de la figure noble dans l’art européen (1660–1789)” (Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral)

Brand, Elizabeth Berler, “Representing Natural History in Philadelphia, 1770–1820” (UT Austin, S. Rather, M. Cohen)

Cannady, Lauren, “Owing to Nature and Art: The Garden Landscape and Decorative Painting in Eighteenth-Century French Pavillons de Plaisance” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Chowdhury, Zirwat, “‘Imperceptible Transitions’: The Anglo-Indianization of British Architecture, 1768–1820” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Contogouris, Ersy, “Of Marble and Flesh: The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Cox, Alison, “Images of Mourning and Melancholia in France, 1780–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Crawford, Katelyn D., “Itinerant Portraitists in the Late Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Cuenot, Nicole, “The Force of Flowers: Bringing the Outdoors in at Versailles” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Currie, Christopher, “Art, Illusion, and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century France: Rigaud, Largillierre, and the Making of the Marquis de Gueidan” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Dunn, Lindsay, “A Revolutionary Empress: Figuring Dynastic Power and National Identity in Representations of Marie-Louise, House of Habsburg-Lorraine (1791–1847)” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Everhart, Emily, “The Power of Friendship: Madame de Pompadour, Catherine the Great, and Representations of Friendship in Eighteenth-Century Art” (Georgia, A. Luxenberg, A. Kirin)

Fox, Abram, “The Great House of West: Family, Workshop, and National Identity in the Early Romantic Period” (Maryland, W. Pressly)

Fripp, Jessica, “Portraiture as Social Practice: The Creation, Collection, and Exchange of Portraits of Artists in Eighteenth-Century France” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Fulco, Daniel, “Palace Frescoes as an Expression of Princely Power in Early Modern Germany: Five Representative Examples” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Gamer, Meredith, “Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain’s Early Modern Eighteenth Century” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Girard, Catherine, “Hallali! Hunting and the Violence of French Rococo Art, 1699–1755” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Goldman, Victoria Sears, “‘The most beautiful Punchinelli in the world’: A Comprehensive Study of the Punchinello Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Jones, Jennifer, “A Discourse on Drawings: P. J. Mariette and the Graphic Arts in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

LaFountain, Jason, “The Puritan Art World” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Langworthy, Jennifer, “On Shifting Ground: Politics and Patronage in the Art of François Gérard” (UIUC, D. O’Brien)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Lenhard, Danielle, “Reading with One Hand: Suggestive Folds and Subversive Consumption in Jean-Honore Fragonard’s The Bolt” (Stony Brook University, J. Monteyne)

Logie, Rose, “The Self Conscious Artist: The Strange Formality of Watteau’s Oeuvre” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Medakovich, Molly A., “Between Friends: Representations of Female Sociability in French Genre Painting, 1770–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Monteiro, Lyra, “Racializing the Ancient World: Ancestry and Identity in the Early United States” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Moon, Iris, “Charles Percier, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, and the French Empire Interior, ca. 1800” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Oliver, Liza, “Mercantile Aesthetics: Painted Textiles, Natural History, and Exchange of the French-Indian Exotic (1664–1757)” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Portugeis, Chloe, “The Mythic School: The Visual and the Visionary in Late-Victorian Painting” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Pullins, David, “Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Pillement” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Repetto, Brian, “Impressing the Patriot: Visual Culture and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Netherlands” (Brown, J. Muller)

Rüstem, Ünver, “Architecture for a New Age: Imperial Ottoman Mosques in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul” (Harvard, G. Necipoğlu)

Shaffer, Holly, “‘Men and gods, and things’: Art Production and Collection in Edward Moor’s Hindu Pantheon, 1810” (Yale, T. Barringer, T. Sears)

Smith, Hilary Coe, “The Role of the Auction Catalogue in the Growth of the Parisian Art Market, 1675–1789” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Viggiani, Daniela, “Pietro Maria Guarienti: marchand, artiste, connoisseur” (Université de Montréal, L. De Moura Sobral)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment”
(Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Woodin, Diane, “Embodied Constellations: Representations of Science, Gender, and Social Allegiance in the 18th Century” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)