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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2005

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Anderson, Elissa, “Re-forming Mary in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Anderson, Laura, “Artistic Exchange and Collaboration in Early Modern Haarlem” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

Arioli, Kristin, “Cardinal Raffaele Riario and the Politics of Cultural Patronage in Renaissance Rome (1477–1521)” (USC, E. Howe)

Atkins, Christopher, “The Master's Touch: Frans Hals's Rough Manner” (Rutgers, M. Westermann)

Averett, Matthew, “Bernini at the Piazza Barberini: Politics and Patronage in the Rome of Urban VIII” (Missouri, Kansas City, K. Eggener)

Baldasso, Renzo, “Between Nature and Mathematics: The Role of Visual Representation in the Early Stages of the Scientific Revolution” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Barry, Fabio, “Painting in Stone: The Symbolic Identity of Colored Marbles from Antiquity until the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Barteet, C. Cody, “Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Myrida: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Bautista, Preston, “Manifesting Masculinities in Central Italian Renaissance Art: Michelangelo's David, Artistic Theory, and Representations of the Male Body” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Bensoussan, Nicole, “Fashioning a Second Rome: Primaticcio at Fontainebleau and the All'Antica Project” (Yale, C. Wood)

Bird, Jennifer, “Curiosity and the Ideal: Anatomical Investigation and the Gendered Imagination in Sixteenth-Century Florentine Art” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Bracken, William, “Rembrandt in the 1630s: Dialogues and Competitive Environment” (IFA/NYU, E. Sluijter, M. Westermann)

Bubenik, Andrea, “The Reception of Albrecht Dürer (1528–1700): The Practices of Art, Science and Collecting” (Queen's University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger, V. Manuth)

Bullen, Diana, “The Visual Culture of the Central Italian Foundling Hospital, 1400–1600” (Michigan, M. Holmes)

Buskirk, Jessica, “Intimacy and Anticipation: The Male Subject in Fifteenth-Century Personal Devotional Portraits” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Byron, David, “The Visual and Social Strategies of German Propaganda Broadsheets, 1608–1621” (Yale, C. Wood)

Camerlenghi, Nicola, “The Architectural History of the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura in Rome from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century” (Princeton, S. Curcic)

Carson, Rebekah, “Andrea Riccio's Della Torre Tomb Monument and Antiquarianism in Padua and Verona” (Toronto, A. Nagel)

Casper, Andrew, “El Greco and Italy: Art, Theory, and the Religious Image of the Late Cinquecento” (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Cheng, Sandra, “Il bello dal deforme: Caricature and Comic Drawings in Seventeenth-Century Italy” (Delaware, D. Stone)

Christian, Michelle Moseley, “Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Genre-Portraits” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Churchill, Derek, “Replication in the Early Netherlandish Tradition: Dieric Bouts and His Copyists” (Yale, C. Wood)

Ciejka, Jason, “The Chapels, Altars, and Tombs of Carlo Rainaldi (1611–1691) (Emory, S. McPhee)

Colón Mendoza, Ilenia, “El Cristo Yacente: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Baroque Spain” (Penn State, J. Porter, B. Curran)

Compton, Rebekah, “A Cultural Icon: The Currency of Venus in Sixteenth-Century Florence” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Contreras De Berenfeld, Maria Celina, “Cesare Brandi's Teoria del Restauro and the Practice of Restoration” (Queen's University, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Costa, Patrizia, “The Sala delle Asse in the Sforza Castle in Milan” (Pittsburgh, A. Sutherland Harris, D. Wilkins)

Coutré, Jacquelyn, “Jan Lievens, Ambition, ‘Influence’ and Originality in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Crawford-Parker, Sarah, “Refashioning Female Identity: Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Historiated Portraits” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Daiman, Marina, “Copying, Inventing, and Recycling in Rubens” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

David, Margaret Diane, “Francesco Mochi, Sculptor (1580–1654)” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Davies, Gregory, “Playing with Fire. Caricature and Its Epistemology in Baroque Italy” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

De Cavi, Sabina, “Spain in Naples: Building, Sculpting and Painting for the Viceroys (1585–1621)” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Depalma, John-Mark, “Jesuit Architecture” (Brown, C. Zerner)

Difuria, Arthur, “The Ars Rhetorica of Maerten van Heemskerck's Architectural Imagery” (Delaware, L. Pellecchia)

Dow, Douglas, “Confraternal Piety and Corporate Patronage: The Art and Oratory of the Compagnia di San Giovanni Battista dello Scalzo, Florence” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Edwards, Karen, “Rethinking the Reinstallation of the Studiolo of Francesco l de' Medici in the Palazzo Vecchio” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

El-Hanany, Efrat, “Beating the Devil: Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Elliot Beatty, Susan, “Alexander VII, Bernini, and the Cappella del Voto in Siena” (Toronto, E. Levy)

Estevez, Lisandra, “The Image of the Painter in the Age of Calderón de la Barca (1600–1681)” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Etheridge, Christopher Blair, “Con risolutione di mano formate: Francesco Villamena and the Art of Engraving in CounterReformation Rome” (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Fletcher, Francis, “Mantegna and the Tradition of Fictive Relief Sculpture in Italian Renaissance Painting” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Frederick, Amy Reed, “Rembrandt's Etched Sketches and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Fugikawa, Mayu, “The Holy Girdle, Pilgrimage, and the Decoration of Prato Cathedral” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Giménez-Berger, Alejandra, “Castiglione, Portraiture, and Performance at the Court of Philip II of Spain” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Girnius, Rima, “Rembrandt's Spaces” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Giuffre, Joseph, “Giulio Romano in Raphael's Stanze” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Goulding, Christine, “Man Made: Agnolo Bronzino's Male Portraits, 1530–1560” (Rutgers, R. Goffen)

Gregg, Ryan, “Vasari's City Views in the Palazzo Vecchio: Cartographic and Historiographic Methods for the Enhancement of Truth in History” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Griffith, Kyle, “The Influence of African Caravan Routes and the Animal Trade from the Ancient World on the Art of the Italian Renaissance” (University of Washington, J. Snow-Smith)

Gruborovic, Zlatan, “Bronzino and the Style(s) of Mannerism” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Gyllenhaal, Martha, “Rembrandt's Artful Use of Statues: New Insights into His Studio Practices and Working Methods” (Temple, M. Hall)

Hale, Meredith, “Romeyn de Hooghe and the Birth of Political Satire” (Columbia, S. Schama, D. Freedberg)

Harper, Katherine, “The Prints and Drawings of Hendrick Goudt: New Light on an Artist and Nobleman” (Boston, M. Zell)

Havenstein, Ken, “Choreographing the City: Socio-Political Implications of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Dance Motif Included in the Good Government Fresco, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Henry, Chriscinda, “Figuring Social Identity and Sexuality in North Italian Genre Painting, 1515–1540” (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Hershey, Evelyn, “Painting and Patronage in Counter-Reformation Rome: A Reassessment of the Oeuvre of Jacopino del Conte” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Hillard, Caroline, “Ancient Etruria and the Art of Medici Propaganda” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Ho, Angela, “Rethinking Repetition: Constructing Value in Dutch Genre Painting, 1650s to 1670s” (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Hoare, Alex, “‘Amico vero’: Salvator Rosa, Friendship, and the Formation of an Artist's Identity” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Hunter, Matthew, “Robert Hooke Fecit: Making and Knowing in Restoration London” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Iarocci, Bernice, “The Santissima Annunziata of Florence and the Reception of Sacred Images during the Counter-Reformation Period” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Ilchman, Frederick, “Tintoretto's Judgment: Artistic Ambition in Counter-Reformation Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Isard, Katherine, “Scritti secondo Vitruvio: Vincenzo Scamozzi and Reading as Architectural Praxis in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Johnston, Barbara, “Influences on the Iconography of ‘La Vie de la Magdalene’ by Godefroy and the Life of Louis of Savoy” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Johnston-Keane, Kathy, “Caravaggio's ‘theatricality’: Catholic Reform, Early Italian Drama, and the Visual Arts as Memory Theater” (Pittsburgh, A. Sutherland Harris)

Kameron, Julia, “The Sculpted Altarpiece in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena: Form, Function, and Ideology” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Kawase, Yusuke, “Jusepe de Ribera and His Workshop in Naples, 1616–1652: Its Function and Practice” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Kay, Nancy Chute, “The Sacred Public Sculptures of Counter Reformation Antwerp” (Brown, J. Muller)

Keating, Jessica F., “Between Machina and Anima: Early Modern Automata” (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Kim, David, “Artifex Viator: Artistic Travel and Geography in Renaissance Italy” (Harvard, F. Fehrenbach)

Kim, Il, “The Cult of Light in Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance Architecture” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Kim, Sohee, “Jacques Le Moyne De Morgues (ca. 1533–1588) and the Origins of Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Flower Still-Lifes” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Kleinbub, Christian, “Vision and the Visionary in Raphael” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Kline, Jonathan, “Typology and Syncretism in the Art of the Italian Renaissance” (Temple, M. Hall)

Korey, Alexandra M., “Putti, Pleasure and Pedagogy in Sixteenth-Century Italian Prints and Decorative Arts” (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Kubel, Francine, “Desire and Decorum in the Religious Paintings of Alessandro Allori” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Lehman, Geoff, “Perspective and the Renaissance Landscape” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Lentz, Edwin Lamar, “Imaging Knowledge in the Art of Breugel and Ortelius” (UT Austin, J. Chipps Smith)

Lloyd, Karen, “Grafted Lineages, Crafted Identities: Altieri Patronage and the Complexity of Kinship in Early Modern Rome” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Locker, Jesse, “‘the Hands of Aurora’: Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Contemporaries” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Maclaren, Shelley J., “The Word Made Flesh: Word and Image in Francesco da Barberino's Documenti d'Amore” (Emory, J. Campbell)

Magreta, Todd, “Circa 1625: Dutch Painting and Politics at a Crossroads” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Maier, Jessica, “Imago Romae: Renaissance Visions of the Eternal City” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Mangone, Carolina, “Bernini/Michelangelo: Michelangelo as Exemplum in the Work and Biographies of Gianlorenzo Bernini” (Toronto, E. Levy)

Markey, Lia, “The Collection and Representation of the Americas in Early Modern Italy” (Chicago, C. Cohen, R. Zorach, C. Bargellini)

Mathias, Catherine A., “Textiles in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Portraiture” (Queen's University, Kingston, A. Murray)

McIntosh, Laurentia, “Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painter Maria van Oosterwych” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

McLane, Preston, “Alessandro Magnasco and the Painterly Picaresque” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Mintel, Melissa, “Cangiante and Shot Silk: Material Influence on Artistic Practice in Central Italy from 1200 to 1550” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Moore, Chelsey, “Perino del Vaga and the Inheritance of Raphael: Imaging the Court in an Age of Reform” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Morford, Michael, “Carving for a Future: Baccio Bandinelli Securing Medici Patronage through His Mutually Fulfilling and Propagandistic Hercules and Cacus” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Muraoka, Anne, “Canon Reformulation in the Age of Counter-Reformation: The Lombard-Roman Confluence” (Temple, M. Hall)

Murphy, Lisa, “Geertgen tot Sint Jans' Working Methods and Contributions to Early Dutch Painting” (Indiana, Bloomington, M. Faries)

Nalezyty, Susan, “Il collezionismo poetico: Cardinal Pietro Bembo and the Formation of Collecting Practices in Venice and Rome in the Early Sixteenth Century” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Neilson, Christina, “Theory and Practice in Andrea del Verrocchio's Bottega” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Neumann, Elisabeth, “Imagining European Community: Continental Allegories in the Netherlands, 1560–1600” (Toronto, E. M. Kavaler)

Nogrady, Elizabeth, “The ‘Netherlandish Academy’ and the Formation of Artistic Identity in the Seventeenth Century: Goltzius, Bloemaert, Rembrandt” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Nolan, Linda, “Can You Handle It? The Tactile Reception of Sculpture in Early Modern Rome” (USC, T. Olson)

Nolin, Heather, “Political Authority and Religious Reform: Artistic Commissions at San Giorgio in Braida, Verona, 1400–1600” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Odde, Laurent, “La Nouvelle Artymise: Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France and Patron of the Arts” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

O'Leary, Heather, “‘Viva Bacco e Viva Amore’: Bacchic Imagery in the Renaissance” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Olson-Rudenko, Jennifer, “Francisco de Zurbarán's Paintings for the Calced and Discalced Mercedarians in Seville” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Onafuwa, Obayemi, “Bruegel's Vernacular Bodies” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Onuf, Alexandra, “Local Engagements: Hieronymus Cock and the Small Landscape Prints” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Park, Soo-Yeon, “Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and Saint John” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Paul, Tanya, “Still Life and Self-Consciousness: The Paintings and Development of Willem van Aelst” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Pederson, Jill, “Leonardo's Circle: Studies in Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Milan, 1480–1500” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Pilaski, Katharina, “The Munich Kunstkammer: Art, Nature, and the Representation of Knowledge in Courtly Contexts” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Pokphanh, Roberta, “The Proceeds of Prosperity: Images of Money Management and Exchange in Dutch Genre Painting in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Poole, Katherine, “The Art of Conquest: Medici Patronage in Florence, Pisa and Siena, 1537–1609” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Poska, Olivia, “Adriaen van de Venne's Speaking Pictures: Patronage, Pictorial Literacy, and Workshop Practice in an Age of Print” (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Prasad, Shilpa, “Genre and Theater in the Work of Guercino” (Johns Hopkins, E. Cropper)

Pritchard, Shannon, “Giambologna's Counter-Reformation Narrative Relief Cycles: A Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Sixteenth-Century Florence” (Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Rawlings, Kandice, “Liminal Messages: The Cartellino in Italian Renaissance Painting” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Richards, Sandra, “The Displaced Altarpieces of the Medici Collections” (Toronto, A. Nagel)

Rihouet, Pascale, “Rituals and Images: Confraternity Banners in Renaissance Umbria” (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Roberts, Sean, “Cartography between Cultures: Francesco Berlinghieri's Geographia of 1482” (Michigan, P. Simons)

Roman, Dulce, “Rubens and the Emergence of High Baroque Style in Spanish Painting” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Rossi, Nassim, “Depicting the Sultan: Conflict and Representation in Renaissance Portraits of the Other” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Rutherglen, Susannah, “Cabinet Pictures of Renaissance Venice” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Sancho, Victoria, “Rubens, Imitation, and the Construction of Individual Style” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, “Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches during the Reign of Louis XIII” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Schaudies, Irene, “Proverbs, Fables, and Folklore: The Genre Painting of Jacob Jordaens” (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Schiller, Noel, “The Art of Laughter: Society, Civility, and Viewing Practices in the Netherlands 1600–1640” (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Schmidt, Suzanne Karr, “Art—A User's Guide: Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance” (Yale, C. Wood)

Schneider, Lindsey, “The Late Career of Pietro da Cortona and Roman Baroque Painting after 1650” (IFA/NYU, S. McPhee, M. Westermann)

Schweigert, Scott, “Preserving the Papacy: Urban VIII's Matilda Projects” (Penn State, J. C. Porter)

Seaman, Natasha, “The Religious Paintings of Hendrick Terbrugghen and the Counter Reformation Image in the Northern Netherlands” (Boston, M. Zell)

Shay Millea, Mary, “Objects of Desire: The Many Faces of Petrarch's Laura” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Sheen, Julie, “Models of Virtue: Images and Saint-Making in Colonial Puebla (1640–1800)” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Shenouda, Monica, “Imagining Alexandria in Renaissance Venice” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Slominski-Ford, Suzan, “Bernini's Tomb of Urban VIII in St. Peter's: A Study of Art and Papal Power in the Context of the Counter-Reformation” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Smartwood, Anna, “Antonella da Messina in Venetian Art and History” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Smith, Jamie, “Zo moet gij het schild dragen, Dat God kleurde met zijn rood bloed: Jan van Eyck's Critical Principles of Oil Painting and Their Middle Dutch Antecedents” (Johns Hopkins, W. Melion)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Spellman, Mary Alice, “Rembrandt's Humor” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Stermole, Krystina K., “The League of Cambrai and Venetian Art” (Queen's University, Kingston, D. McTavish)

Streule, Wendy, “Objects of Desire: The Production and Consumption of Erotic Images in 17th C. Holland” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Struhal, Eva, “Lorenzo Lippi—Poet and Painter of the Florentine Seicento” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Suffern, Erika, “Domesticity Made Small: Miniaturization in Dutch Art, 1650–1720” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Switzer, Sara, “Correggio and the Sacred Image” (Columbia, D. Rosand, D. Freedberg)

Tal, Guy, “Imago Maleficarum: Witchcraft in Italian Art and Culture, ca. 1520–1650” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Thomas, Robin, Ii, “Charles of Bourbon's Naples: Architecture and Politics” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Tilney, Barrett, “Littoral Meanings: The Seashore and Its Denizens in Dutch Art, Life and Literature in the Golden Age” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Vusich, Jannette, “Divinus Amor Extasim Facit: Fra Bartolommeo and Mysticism” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Waldrop, Gregory, “Sight Unseen: Priests and Visual Representation in Early Quattrocento Siena” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Wamsler, Caroline A., “Picturing Heaven: The Trecento Pictorial Program of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Waterman, Joshua, “Intersections of Literature and the Visual Arts in the Silesian Baroque” (Princeton, T. Kaufmann)

Watkins, Catherine, “Rembrandt's 1654 Life of Christ Prints: Experimentation, Tradition, and the Question of Series” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Webb, Jennifer, “The Making of the Montefeltro: Art, Architecture and Urbanism under Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Wehmeier, Jennifer, “Pictorial Reflections of the Imperial Presence in Renaissance Italy, 1520–1540” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

West, Ashley, “Visualizing Knowledge: Prints and Paintings by Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473–1531)” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Wheeles, Dana, “Imagining the Renaissance: Art, Historiography and the Nineteenth Century” (Virginia, P. Barolsky)

White, Veronica, “‘senio Illudere’: The Development of the Capriccio in Italian Baroque Graphic Art” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Whittemore, Leila, “Theory, Practice and the Architectural Imagination: Filarete's Treatise on Architecture and Early Sforza Urbanism, 1450–1464” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Woodall, Dena, “Sharing Space: Double Portraiture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Zalamea, Patricia, “Visualizing Myth, Love, and Identity: Diana and Actaeon in Sixteenth-Century Court Imagery” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Zillman, Molly, “Magdalene van de Passe, Geertruydt Roghman, and the Example of Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Female Printmakers” (Delaware, P. Chapman)