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, 2015

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Aste, Richard, “A Merchant Banker’s Ascent by Design: Batolomeo Bettini’s Cycle of Paintings by Michelangelo, Pontormo, and Bronzino for his Florentine Camera (1532)” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Bemis, Elizabeth H., “At the Court of the Prince: The Patronage and Art-Historical Legacy of Cesare Borgia, 1492–1503” (Florida, R. Westin; E. Ross)

Bracken, William, “Rembrandt as Creative Inventor” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Byck, John, “Master W with the Key: New Perspectives on the Engraver and His Art” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Cody, Steven J., “Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530) and the Art of Reform” (Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Coughlin, Michael, “The Conceptualization of Prudence in Sixteenth-Century Art and Architecture of the Veneto: From Mythos to Logos” (University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Currie, Morgan, “Sculpture and Sainthood in Early Modern Italy” (Harvard, A. Jarrard)

Di Resta, Jason, “Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone: Artistic Ambition and the Challenge of the Local” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Dooley, Ellen, “Painting Salvation: Affluence, Art, and Plague in Golden Age Seville” (USC, D. Bleichmar; S. Roberts)

Downey, Erin, “The Bentvueghels: Networking and Agency in the Seicento Art Market” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Glover, Angela, “Reconstructing the Office Furniture: The Art of the Early Modern Choir Stall” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Goodman, Anna, “Moretto da Brescia: Viewing Female Spirituality in Sixteenth-Century Lombardy” (Indiana, G. Knox)

Groentjes, Mirjam, “Visual Typology and the Culture of Biblical Reading in the Low Countries, 1550–1600” (Emory, W. Melion)

Halpern, Galia, “Open Geography and the Illuminated Mandeville’s Travels” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Hara, Mari Yoko, “Places of Performance: Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481–1536), A Renaissance Painter-Architect” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Hawley, John, “The Drawings of Cornelis Visscher (1628/9–1658)” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Holohan, Kate, “Collecting the New World at the Spanish Habsburg Court, 1519–1700” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Iarocci, Bernice, “The Santissima Annunziata of Florence: Aspects of an Image Cult in Counter-Reformation Italy” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Kulpa, Pierette, “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Devotion, Attribution, and Appropriation in the Cultural Biography of the Pietà di Palestrina” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Langer, Lara, “Andrea Sansovino: Mastering the Spectacle of Sculpture in Sixteenth-Century Italian Art” (Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Libina, Marsha, “Sebastiano del Piombo and His Collaboration with Michelangelo: Distance and Proximity to the Divine in Catholic Reformation Rome” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

McKee, Patricia, “Scorning the Image of Virtue: Church and Theatre in Post-Settlement England” (Graduate Theological Union, R. Schroeder)

Meier, Melissa Jane, “Cangianti and Shot Silk: Material Influence on Artistic Practice in Central Italian Painting from 1200 to 1550” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Mellado Corriente, Marina, “The Architecture of Knowledge: The Jesuit College of Oaxaca, XVI–XIX Centuries” (Virginia Commonwealth, M. Schreffler)

Merrill, Elizabeth, “Francesco di Giorgio and the Formation of the Renaissance Architect” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Minter, Erin Sutherland, “Michelangelo and Pope Paul III, 1534–49: Patronage, Collaboration, and Construction of Identity in Renaissance Rome” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Nurre, Anastasia, “Contextualizing Sixteenth-Century Lutheran Epitaphs from the Cranach Workshop: The Influence of Luther’s Two Realms on the Composition and Content of a Set of Reformation Funerary Monuments” (Ohio State, B. Haeger)

Perkins, Elizabeth, “Antonello da Messina and the Independent Portrait in Fifteenth-Century Italy” (Columbia, D. Rosand; D. Freedberg)

Petcu , Elizabeth, “Orders of Elaboration: Wendel Dieteerlin and the Architectura” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Pollack, Rachel, “Peter Paul Rubens’ Daniel in the Lions’ Den: A Reexamination of Rubens’ Sources and the Politics of Appropriation in Stuart England” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Rachele, Cara, “Building through the Paper: Disegno and the Architectural Copybook in the Italian Renaissance” (Harvard, A. Payne)

Rosenblatt, Ivana, “Envisioning the Threshold: Pictorial Disjunction in Maarten de Vos” (Ohio State, B. Haeger)

Siemon, Julia, “Bronzino, Politics, and Portraiture in 1530s Florence” (Columbia, M. Cole; D. Freedberg)

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)

Sjøvoll, Therese, “Queen Christina of Sweden’s Musaeum: Collecting and Display in the Palazzo Riario” (Columbia, D. Freedberg; D. Rosand)

Stewart, Pamela, “Devotion to the Passion in Milanese Confraternities, 1500–1630: Image, Ritual, Performance” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Van Ginhoven, Sandra, “The Role of the Antwerp Painter-Dealer Gulliam Forchondt in the Large-Scale Distribution of New Imagery in Europe and the Americas during the Seventeenth Century” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

van Putten, Jasper, “The Networked Cosmos: Sebastian Münster’s City Views” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Walsh, Catherine, “Renaissance Landscapes and the Figuration of Giambologna’s Apennine: An Ecocritical Analysis” (Boston, J. Cranston)

Warren, Maureen, “Politics, Punishment, and Prestige: Images of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and the States Party in the Dutch Republic, 1618–1672” (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Waters, Michael, “Materials, Materiality, and Spolia in Italian Renaissance Architecture” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Williams, Anne L., “Satirizing the Sacred: St. Joseph and Humor in Northern European Art, ca. 1300–1530” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Wise, Elliott, “Painterly Vernacular and Pictorial Piety: Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin, and Jan van Ruusbroec” (Emory, W. Melion)