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

Colonial and Modern Latin America
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Abramovich, Lucia. “Precious Materiality in Colonial Andean Art: Gold, Silver, and Jewels in Paintings of the Virgin” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Caplan, Allison, “Their Flickering Creations: Value, Appearance, and Surface in Nahua Precious Art” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Castro, Mark, “Inspired Invention: Cristóbal de Villalpando's Paintings of the Life of Saint Francis” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Bargellini)

de Lacaze Mohrman, Michaela, “Counter-Spectacles and the Inception of Argentine Mass Media Art: Marta Minujín's Happenings and Environments of the 1960s” (Columbia University, A. Alberro)

Driggers, Kristopher, “The History of Idolatry and the Codex Durán Paintings” (University of Chicago, C. Brittenham)

Dueck, Kirsten, “The Art of War: Battle Paintings of New Spain, 1665-1714” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Esquivel, Savannah, “Ornament and Antiquity in the Murals of Sixteenth-Century Mexico” (University of Chicago, C. Fromont)

Floyd, Emily, “The Mobile Image: Prints and Devotional Networks in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century South America” (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Gómez, Ximena, “Nuestra Señora: Confraternal Art and Identity in Early Colonial Lima” (University of Michigan, M. Holmes)

Hobart, Aubrey, “Treasures and Splendors: Exhibiting Colonial Latin American Art in U.S. Museums, 1920-2020” (University of California, Santa Cruz, C. Dean)

Natalia Vargas Márquez, “Looking Through the Landscape: An Interpretative Model for seventeenth-century Cuzquenian Painting” (University of Minnesota, M. Gaudio)

Oleas-Mogollón, Isabel, [accent mark over the third o in Mogollon] “Art and Jesuit Patronage in Colonial Quito: The Prophet Paintings at the Church of La Compañía” (University of Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Rivas, Carlos A., “Urban Utopia?: the Reducción General de los Indios and the Coloniality of Space at Nahuizalco, El Salvador after 1520” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor-Black)

Stair, Jessica, “Indigenous Literacies in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of New Spain” (University of California, Berkeley, L. Trever and T. Olson)

Thames, Emily K., “Enlightenment, Reform, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Art of José Campeche (1751-1809)” (Florida State University, P. Niell)

Todd, Leslie E., “Defining Sculpture in Colonial Quito: A Consideration of the Role and Use of Sculpture during Eighteenth-century ‘Misery’” (University of Florida, M. Stanfield-Mazzi)