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

Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2017

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Albinsky, Kira Maye. “Art, Ritual, & Reform: The Archconfraternity of the Holy Crucifix of San Marcello in Rome” (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi)

Baseggio Omiccioli, Eveline, “Patronage, Politics, and Humanism: Andrea Riccio's Reliefs for the Altar of the True Cross in Santa Maria dei Servi, Venice” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Bell, Peter, “The Reinvention of the Bronze Statuette in Renaissance Italy: Presentation, Material, Facture” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel/P. Rubin)

Budnick, Barbara, “The Lay of the Land: Themes in Early Modern English Landscape Painting” (University of Washington, C. Göttler)

Cadagin, Sarah, “The Alterpieces of Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494): Between Heaven and Earth, Faith, and Art” (University of Maryland, M. Gill)

Cavallo, Bradley, “The Symbolic Significances of Early Modern Paintings on Metal and Stone Supports, c. 1520-1700” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

D’Arista, Carla, “Building Blocks of Power: The Architectural Commissions and Decorative Projects of the Pucci Family in the Renaissance” (Columbia University, F. Benelli)

DiMarzo, Michelle, “Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome: The Venetian Among the Ruins” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Edgerton, Hannah, “The apotheosis of the quattrocento condottiere: art, power and identity in fifteenth-century Italy” (Indiana University, G. Knox)

Ehrlich, Victoria Heidy, “I Modelli di Virtu: Mythological Heroes in the Art of Fifteenth-Century Florence” (Cornell University, C.Lazzaro)

Hayes, Matthew, “What Burckhardt Saw: Restoration and the Invention of the Renaissance, c. 1855-1904” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, P. Rubin/M. Marincola)

Howard, Rebecca, “ Movements of the Mind: Beyond the Mimetic Likeness in Early Modern Italy” (The Ohio State University, C. Kleinbub)

Iacobellis, Lisa, “Grant peine et grant diligence: Visualizing the Author in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (The Ohio State University, K. Whittington)

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

Millard, Robert, “Live, Struggle, and Die: A Study of Antique Forms in Late-Quattrocento Sculpted Reliefs” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Narkin, Elizabeth, “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood France, 1499-1610” (Duke University, S. Galletti)

Nutting, Catherine, “Rubens and the Stoic Baroque: Classical Stoic Ethics, Rhetoric, and Natural Philosophy in Ruben’s Style” (University of Victoria, E. Campbell)

Park, Jeongho, “El Greco and the Art of Portraiture” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Brown)

Schmid, Vanessa, “Civic Monuments and Naval Celebrity in the Dutch Republic” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, M. Westermann)

Whittaker, Loren, “An American Jesuit Treasury of Religious Art: The Van Ackeren Collection in the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University” (University of Kansas, S. Cornelison)

Yuen, Melissa, “The Young Mattia Preti in Rome: Style, Baroque Painting, and the Art Market, c. 1630-1653” (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi)