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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Acosta, Taylor J., “Real and Ideal: The Realism of Jules Breton” (University of Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Ben, Rebecca, “The Arrival of the Leonardeschi in Valencia” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

Berninghausen, Gale, “Kangra's Folios in Fresco Secco: Eighteenth to Nineteenth Century Wall Paintings in Royal Temples and Palaces of the Kangra Valley” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

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

Chang, Samantha, “Listening to Painting, Seeing Music: Intersensorial and Synaesthetic Approaches to Music and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period” (University of Toronto, P. Sohm)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)
Elston, Miranda L. “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England” (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, T. String)

Encarnacion, Samantha Karam, “Ways of Being, Ways of Knowing: Dorothea Tanning’s Posthumanist Representations” (Virginia Commonwealth University, K. Chapman)

Fraser, Alexandra, “Picturing the Interior: Materials, Decoration, Politics (1880-1900)” (University of Michigan, A. Potts)

Gilmore, Shannon, “Miracles at the Margins: The Popular Piety of Miraculous Images in Quattrocento Tuscany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Haddon, Madeleine, “Local Color: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Spain” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850-1900” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Lee, Sophia, “Adapting to the Market: Gabriel Metsu in Amsterdam” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Martinez, Trinity, “The Rise and Fall of the Civilized Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art”(Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mirrored encounters: Viennese Japonismus and the Modern Allegorical works of Gustav Klimt” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

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

Olmsted, Galina, “Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels” (University of Delaware, M. Werth)

Perthes, William, “Robert Motherwell and French Symbolist Poetry” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Pesenti, Roberto, “Artistic Interaction between France and Venice in the Gothic Era” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

Richardson, Jamie, “Curiosity and Collection Practice in the Constcamer Paintings of Frans II Francken (1581-1642)” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

Shahi, Kimia, “Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, “Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art” (University of Maryland, A. Wheelock)

Streiter, Nava, “Bodies and Books: Gesture and Posture in Middle Byzantine Manuscripts” (Bryn Mawr College, A. Walker)

Strupp, Brittany, “Between Impressionism and Realism: The Early Career of Robert Henri” (Temple University, E. Pauwels)

Suh, Hwanhee, “Dynamics of Collaboration and Competition in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Thorpe, Heather D. “Modernity's Caravaggio: Reinventing a Seicento Artist for the Twentieth Century” (University of Iowa, J. B. Scott)

Wang, Alexis, “Walled In: Embedded Devotional Objects in Medieval Wall Painting” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Wells, Lindsay, “Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1900” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, N. Marshall)

Wojcieshowski, Amalia, “Visions of their Land: Młoda Polska & The Making of Landscape” (Bryn Mawr College, C. Hertel)

Yohalem, Hannah, “Movement and Arrest: Jasper Johns, 1954-1968” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Zappella, Christine, “Andrea del Sarto's Life of St. John the Baptist and Monochrome Painting in Renaissance Florence” (University of Chicago, C. Cohen)

Zhu, Cathy M, “Born in a Golden Light: Images of Omens and Imperial Ambition in the Southern Song Dynasty” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)