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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2008

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Anderson, Paul, “Master Carpenters in Renaissance and Baroque Rome: The Collaboration of Artists, Architects, and Artisans on Monumental Commissions in the Cinquecento and Seicento” (UC Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

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

Boehman, Jessica, "Maestro Ercole Ferrata" (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Branley, Brendan, "Visual Rhetoric in Transcultural Communication in Sixteenth-Century New Spain: The Engravings of Fray Diego Valadés" (University of New Mexico, R. Hernandez-Dúran)

Budnick, Barbara, "The Values of Property: English Landscape Painting, 1660–1714" (University of Washington, C. Göttler)

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

Buskirk, Jessica, "Intimacy and Anticipation in the Devotional Portrait Diptych" (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

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

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

Croizat-Glazer, Yassana, “Fashioning Femininity: Beauty, Royalty, and the Rhetoric of Gender at Fontainebleau” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Davis, Blair, "The Roman Drawings of Charles Percier" (UC Santa Barbara, C. Paul, R. Williams)

Difuria, Arthur, “Heemskerck's Rome: Antiquity, Memory, and the Berlin Sketchbook” (Delaware, L. Pellecchia)

Dolphin, Erika, “Archbishop Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros and the Decoration of the Chapter Room and Mozarabic Chapel in Toledo Cathedral” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Fujikawa, Mayu, "Pilgrimage and Italian Renaissance Art: The Artistic
Influence of the Cult of the Holy Girdle in Prato" (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Glazer, Joshua, “From Dossale to Macchina: The Silver Altar of Saint John the Baptist and Its Symbolic Function in Florence” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Granato, Lois, “Ludovico Gonzaga Barbara of Brandenburg, Andrea Mantegna, and the Audience Room in the Castle in Mantua: Imagery of Virtue, Rulership, and Destiny” (IFA/NYU, K. Weill-Garris Brandt)

Gregg, Ryan, "Panorama, Power, and History: Vasari and Stradano's City Views in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence" (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Gurborovic, 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)

Hutson, James, "Modalities of the Idea: L'Idea della Bellezza and Stylistic Change in Early Modern Italy" (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Kay, Nancy Chute, “The Sacred Public Sculptures in Antwerp: From Their Medieval Origins to the French Revolution” (Brown, J. Muller)

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

Lichi, Anthony, "Artful Conversions: Renaissance Rhetorics of God and Profit" (Indiana, Bloomington, G. Knox, G. Maiorino)

Magreta, Todd, “The Development of Orange-Nassau Princely Artistic Activity, 1618–1632” (CUNY, J. Saslow, F. Hofrichter)

Markey, Lia, “A Vicarious Conquest of Art and Nature at the Medici Court” (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Muraoka, Anne, “‘Il fine della pittura’: Canon Reformulation in the Age of Counter-Reformation; The Lombard-Roman Confluence" (Temple, M. Hall)

Normore, Christina, “An Eye for the Feast in Late Medieval Burgundy” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Paul, Tanya, "'Beschildert met een Glans': Willem van Aelst and Artistic Self-Consciousness in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting" (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Rihouet, Pascale, “The Unifying Power of Moving Pictures in Late Medieval and Renaissance Umbria" (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Savoy, Daniel, “Water Myth in Early Modern Venice” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

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

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

Yoon, Rangsook, “Albrecht Dürer, Printmaker and Self-Publisher: His Formative Years up to the Publication of the Apocalypse of 1498” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)