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, 2014

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Allan, Eva, “The Triumph Theme and Its Variations in Long Renaissance Prints” (Yale, C. Wood)

Ambler, William, “The Portrait Workshop at the Court of Philip IIII of Spain” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Berzal, Javier, “The Spectacle of Space: Visual Experiences in the Early Modern Scenography of Italy” (Ohio State, C. Kleinbub)

Bilak, Donna, “The Chymical Cleric: John Allin, Puritan Alchemist in England and America (1623–1683)” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Miller)

Brown Bordeaux, Sara, “Emanuel de Witte’s Sermon Paintings: Sight, Sound, and Spirituality” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Buonanno, Lorenzo, “Stone Mediators: Sculpted Altarpieces in Early Renaissance Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Cantor, Sarah, “The Landscapes of Gaspard Dughet: Artistic Identity and Intellectual Formation in Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Chien, Letha, “Tintoretto’s San Marco Cycle” (UC Berkeley, T. Olson)

Cloud, Jasmine, “Renovation in the Campo Vaccino: The Churches on the Roman Forum from Clement VIII to Alexander VII” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Corradino, Christopher, “Giovanni Mansueti Painting in Venice” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Culotta, Alexis Ruth, “‘Finding Rome in Rome’: Reexamining Raphael’s Transformation through His Roles at the Villa Farnesina” (University of Washington, S. Lingo)

Del Re, Sonia Loredana, “Reforming Images: Utrecht, Carvaggio, and the Body” (McGill, B. Wilson, A. Vanhaelen)

Fishburne, James, “Casting an Ecclesiastical Prince: The Portrait Medals of Pope Julius II” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

Geddes, Leslie, “Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Water” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Giviskos, Christine, “Abraham Bosse and the Fine Art of Printmaking and Publishing in Seventeenth-Century France” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Gobin, Anuradha, “Representing the Criminal Body in the City: Knowledge, Publics, and Power in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic” (McGill, A. Vanhaelen)

Graham, Brenna, “The Most Bitter and Untimely of Events: Women, Death, and the Monumental Tomb in Quattrocento Italy” (Rutgers, B. Paul)

Haakenson, Hilary, “Global Designs: Art and Empire in the Maritime Republics of Trecento Italy” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Hoffman, Jessica, “Adriaen van Ostade’s Images of Idyllic Rural Life” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Hurst, Ellen, “Italians and the New Byzantium: Lombard and Venetian Architects in Muscovy, 1472–1539” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Ilchman, Frederick, “Jacopo Tintoretto in Process: The Making of a Venetian Master, 1540–1560” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Ingersoll, Catharine, “Hans Wertinger in Context: Art, Politics, and Humanism at the Court of Ludwig X, Duke of Bavaria” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Isard, Katherine, “The Practice of Theory in Vincenzo Scamozzi’s Annotated Architecture Books” (Columbia, D. Rosand, F. Benelli)

Jakobiec, Katarzyna (Katie), “Merchant Builders and the Materials of Building: Polish Architecture ca. 1600” (Toronto, C. Anderson)

Jewitt, James, “The Evolution of Landscape in Venetian Painting, 1475–1525” (Pittsburgh, A. Harris)

Kaminska, Barbara, “Patterns of Discourse: Cultural Transformation and Religious Imagery in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Antwerp” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Keener, Chrystine, “Jacopo Pontormo and the Transformation of Christology in Early Modern Florence” (Indiana, G. Knox)

Keogh, Kristina, “The Presentation of Incorruptibility: The Praesentia of the Female Saint” (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Israel)

Kim, Anna Marazuela, “Real Presence, Iconic Images, and Iconoclasm from Byzantium to the Reformation” (Virginia, P. Barolsky)

Kim, Jennie, “Tradition and Innovation in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: From Perugino to Raphael” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Langusi, Daniela, “The Making of a Court Artist: Wenzel Cobergher and His Neapolitan Years, 1580–1597” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

Libby, Alexandra, “Piety and Politics in Peter Paul Rubens’s Triumph of the Eucharist Tapestry Series” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Magill, Kelley, “The Catacombs, Martyrdom, and the Reform of Art in Post-Tridentine Rome: Picturing Continuity with the Christian Past” (UT Austin, L. Waldman)

Maratsos, Jessica, “The Devotional Imagination of Jacopo Pontormo” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

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

Morris, Jennifer, “Art, Astrology, and the Apocalypse: Visualizing the Occult in Post-Reformation Germany” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Nayyar, Reshma, “Visions of the Divine: Baciccio’s Frescoes at the Gesù in Rome” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Ortuno, Andrea, “Owning the Exotic: Production of Hispano-Islamic Lusterware and its Reception in Western Europe, 1350–1650” (CUNY, J. Ball)

Petev, Todor Todorov, “A Study of the Transition from Hand-Produced to Printed Images in the Late Middle Ages: A Middle Dutch Prayer Book on the Life and Passion of Christ (Kortrijk, SB. MS. 26)” (Princeton, J. Marrow)

Prottas, Nathaniel, “Survival and Revival: Netherlandish and German Painting, ca. 1460–1530” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Remond, Jaya, “The Kunstbüchlein: Printed Artists’ Manuals and the Transmission of Craft in Renaissance Germany” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Rocco, Patricia, “Maniera Devota/Mano Donnesca: Women, Virtue and Visual Imagery During the Counter-Reformation in the Papal States, 1575–1675” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Sakai, Jennifer, “Undoing Architecture: Temporalities of Painted Space in Early Modern Amsterdam” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Shay Millea, Mary, “Beloved Rivals: Power, Paragone, and the Petrarchan Portrait in Renaissance Italy” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Silva, Joseph, “Thuscorum et Ligurum Securitati: Cosimo I de’Medici and the Visual Program for Order of Saint Stephen in Pisa and Florence” (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Swanson, Susan, “The Work of the Magi: Adoration Imagery and Visions of Globalization in Early Modern Europe” (Minnesota, M. Gaudio)

Valiela, Julia, “Model Women: Female Portrait Busts in Renaissance Italy” (IFA/NYU, B. Brown)

Weiss, Jessica, “Isabel of Castile, Flemish Aesthetics, and Identity Construction in the Works of Juan de Flandes” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Weller, Peter, “Alberti before Florence: Pre-Florentine Sources Informing the Vocabulary of Leon Battista Alberti’s De picture” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)