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

Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Adams, Alissa, “Depictions of Napoleon I’s Resurrection (1821–1848)” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Berman, Daniella, “Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Brock, Franny, “Drawing the Amateur: Draftsmanship and the Amateur in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Brosnan, Kelsey, “Seductive Surfaces: Anne Vallayer Coster and the Eighteenth-Century Still Life” (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

Bruckbauer, Ashley, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in Eighteenth-Century French Art” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Casey, Emily, “Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1760–1815” (Delaware, W. Bellion)

Cesarone, Bernard, “Redeeming Virgins and Heterodox Images in Enlightenment New Spain” (UIUC, O.Vázquez)

Chadwick, Esther, “The Radical Print, 1760–1830” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Chuang, Grace, “Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Crawford, Katelyn D., “Transient Painters, Traveling Canvases: Portraiture and Mobility in the British Atlantic, 1750–1780” (Virginia, M. McInnis)

Desplanque, Kathryn, “Art, Commerce, and Caricature: Satirical Images of Artistic Life in Paris, 1750–1850” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

DiSalvo, Lauren Kellogg, “Micromosaics as Grand Tour Souvenirs in Europe from the Early Eighteenth to the Late Nineteenth Centuries” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Yonan, K. W. Slane)

Gear, Jennifer, “Paintings of the 1630–31 Plague in Venice and the Veneto” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Gohmann, Joanna, “Living Together: The Relationship between Humans and Animals in the Eighteenth-Century French Visual World, 1700–1789” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Hahn, Monica, “Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Hainy, Joshua D., “John Flaxman: Beyond the Line” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Helprin, Alexandra, “Art and Servitude on the Sheremetev Estates” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Holmes, Robley, “Colonial Subjects: French Representations of North African Men, 1830–1962” (UNC Chapel Hill, D. Sherman)

Hyman, Aaron M., “Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Kang, Changduk, “Visualized Production: Plates in the Encyclopédie and the Descriptions des arts et métiers” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

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

Lee, Hyejin, “‘Tout en l’air’: Visual and Material Representations of Air in Eighteenth-Century France” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Lehman, Bree, “Ancestors and Heirlooms: The Reception, Collection, and Display of Early American Portraiture, 1876–1941” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Leveton, Jacob, “Blake’s Radical Ecology” (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

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

Mayer, Tamar, “Consequences of Drawing: Self and History in Jacques-Louis David’s Preparatory Practices” (Chicago, R. Ubl; M. Ward)

McMahon, Brendan, “Where Sight is Scarcely Able to Assure: Iridescence, Vision, and Belief in the Early Modern Spanish World” (USC, D. Bleichmar)

Mitchell, David, “Mimetic Heresies: Waxworks in Paris, 1661–1723” (McGill, A. Vanhaelen; R. Taws)

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Presutti, Kelly, “Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France” (MIT, K. Smentek)

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

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Ridlen, Michael T., “Prud’ho’s Evolving Classicism” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Smith, Hilary Coe, “Auction Catalogues and the Economics of Information in the Eighteenth-Century Parisian Art Market” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

Strasik, Amanda K., “Reconceiving Childhood: Women and Children in French Art, 1750–1814” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The History of Art and Natural History in Germany, 1750–1800” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Viggiani, Daniela, “L’edizione dell’Abecedario Pittorico di Pietro Maria Guarienti (1678–1753), una fonte per la storia dell’arte portoghese ” (Université de Montréal, L. de Moura Sobral; A. Caleca)

Von Preussen, Brigid, “The Antique Made New: Commercial Classicism in Late Georgian Britain” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Wellington, Alexandra “The Art of Sympathy: Picturing the British Abolition Movement, 1776–1833” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Wile, Aaron, “Painting, Authority, and Experience at the Twilight of the Grand Siècle, 1690–1721” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth; H. Zerner)

Williams, Sarah Sylvester, “Dining Scenes by Nicolas Lancret” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Yonan)

Wohletz, Sonya, “Lilies and Ash: Art Production, Devotional Culture, and Crisis in Late Seventeenth-Century Quito” (Tulane, E. Boone)

Wunsch, Oliver, “Painting against Time: The Decaying Image in the French Enlightenment” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

You, Ji Eun, “Revolutionary Luxury and Luxurious Revolution: Decorative Arts during the French Revolution, 1789–1796” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)