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Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2004

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Aksamija, Nadja, “Between Humanism and the Counter-Reformation: Villa and Villeggiatura in Renaissance Ragusa” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Bacon, Paul, “A Mirror of a Christian Prince: Frederick the Wise and Art Patronage at the Electoral Saxon Court, 1486–1525” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Chen, Hui-Hung, “Missionaries and Images: Jesuit Visual Culture in Sixteenth- to Seventeenth-Century China” (Brown, J. Muller)

Decker, John, “The Technology of Salvation and the Art of Geertgen Tot Sint Jans: Manifestations of Salvation Theology in Material Culture” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Dennine, Dudley, “Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys: Oxford University and the Pomfret Benefaction of 1755; Vertu Made Visible” (Victoria, C. Gibson-Wood, P. Wood)

Derstine, Andria, “The French Academy in Rome, 1666–1737: Art, Society, Politics, and Relations With the Accademia Di San Luca” (IFA/NYU, D. Posner)

Eliason, Lois Munemitsu, “The Virgin’s Sacred Belt and the Fifteenth-Century Artistic Commissions at Santo Stefano, Prato” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Erhardt, Michelle A., “Two Faces of Mary: Franciscan Thought and Post-Plague Patronage in the Trecento Fresco Decoration of the Guidalotti-Rincuccini Chapel of Santa Croce, Florence” (Indiana, B. Cole)

Hallam, Jennifer Lynne, “Re-Presenting Women in Early Stuart England: Gender Ideology, Personal Politics, and the Portrait Arts” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Hildebrecht, Douglas, “Otto Marseus Van Schrieck (1619/20–1678) and the Nature Piece: Art, Science, Religion, and the Seventeenth-Century Pursuit of Natural Knowledge” (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Hottle, Andrew, “Peter Paul Rubens and the Dedicated Print: Strategies in the Marketing of an Early Modern Master” (Temple, C. Lawrence)

Huffman, Kristin, “Alessandro Vittoria’s Sculpture, His Private Art Collection, and Social and Cultural Myths of Late Cinquecento Venice” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Pardo)

Hughes, James Carlton, “Politics, Religion, and the Lost Michelangelo” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Pardo)

Hughes, Meghan, “Facing the Fifteenth Century: The Portraits of Jan Van Eyck” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Jablonski, Suzanne, “Acts of Violence: Rubens and the Hunt” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Johnson, Michael, “Bartolommeo Di Tommaso Da Foligno” (CUNY, M. Mallory)

Karmon, David, “The Protection of Ancient Monuments in Renaissance Rome” (Harvard, J. Ackerman)

Koudounaris, Paul, “Barbarians Within and Without” (UCLA, D. Kunzle)

Leja, Jan, “Ferdinand Bol and Rembrandt: Authorship and Iconography in Drawings of Biblical Subjects, c. 1636–c. 1650” (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Lezotte, Annette, “Decoration, Document Or Symbol? the Role of Art in Early Netherlandish Paintings of Domestic Interiors” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Marina, Areli, “The Urbanistic Transformation of Parma in the Age of the Commune” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Moerer, Emily A., “Catherine of Siena and the Use of Images in the Creation of a Saint, 1347–1461” (Virginia, D. Summers, F. Fiorani, P. Barolsky)

Paul, Benjamin, “The Plague, Turks, and Divine Wrath: Tintoretto’s Representation of the Apocalyptic Woman” (Harvard, J. Hamburger)

Perlman, Julia, “Taking Aim at Amore: Michelangelo, Bronzino, and the Lexicon of Pictorial Ambiguity in Representations of Venus and Cupid” (Michigan, P. Simons)

Powell, Amy, “Rogier Van Der Weyden’s Descent From the Cross (c. 1435)” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Rafanelli, Lisa, “The Ambiguity of Touch: Saint Mary Magdalene and the ‘Noli Me Tangere’ in Early Modern Italy” (IFA/NYU, K. Brandt)

Regan, Lisa, “Creating the Court Lady: Isabella d’Este as Patron and Subject” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Rosen, Mark, “The Cosmos in the Palace: The Palazzo Vecchio Guardaroba and the Culture of Cartography in Early Modern Florence, 1563–1589” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Ross, Elizabeth, “Picturing Knowledge and Experience in the Early Printed Book: Reuwich’s Illustrations For Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam (1486)” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Russell-Corbett, Jane P., “Painted Science: Convention and Change in Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Paintings of Alchemists, Physicians, and Astronomers” (Queen’s, Kingston, V. Manuth)

Trippe, Rosemary, “The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Image of Italian Humanism” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Walberg, Deborah, “The Marian Miracle Paintings of Alessandro Varotari (Il Padovanino, 1588–1649): Popular Piety and Painted Proselytizing in Seventeenth-Century Venice” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Wang, Aileen, “Michelangelo’s Self-Fashioning in Text and Image” (Rutgers, R. Goffen)

Williams, Linda Kristine, “The Art of Love and Marriage in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Rome: Ritual, Objects, and Epithalamic Images” (Washington, J. Snow-Smith)

You, Yao-Fen, “Import/Exports: Antwerp Carved Altarpieces in the Rhineland c. 1500–30” (Michigan, C. Brusati)