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Eighteenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2009

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Barrett, Anne, “Consul Joseph Smith and the 1768 Quattro Libri” (Virginia Commonwealth, C. Brownell)

Baumgartner, Frederique, “Hubert Robert and the Transformation of the Cultural Experience during the French Revolution” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Beachdel, Thomas, “Landscape Aesthetics and the Sublime in France, 1750–1815” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Beauchamp-Byrd, Mora, “Hogarth’s Progress: ‘Modern Moral Subjects’ in the Work of David Hockney, Lubaina Himid, and Paula Rego” (Duke, R. Powell)

Bell, Esther, “Charles-Antoine Coypel: Painting and Performance in Eighteenth-Century France” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann, M. Ledbury)

Boivin, Julie, “A Redefinition of the Role of Ornament in French Rococo Art and Contemporary Visual Culture: From the Horrifyingly Beautiful to the Beauty of Horror” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Brown, Hillary E., “Shaping the Child: Sculpted Portraits of Children in Eighteenth-Century Britain” (USC, M. Baker)

Cannady, Lauren, “Owing to Nature and Art: The Garden Landscape and Decorative Painting in Eighteenth-Century French Pavillons de Plaisance” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Contogouris, Ersy, “The Attitudes and Representations of Emma Hamilton” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Cuenot, Nicole, “The Force of Flowers: Bringing the Outdoors in at Versailles” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Currie, Christopher, “Art, Illusion, and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century France: Rigaud, Largillierre, and the Making of the Marquis de Gueidan” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Everhart, Emily, “The Power of Friendship: Madame de Pompadour, Catherine the Great, and Representations of Friendship in Eighteenth-Century Art” (Georgia, A. Luxenberg)

Fripp, Jessica, “Portraiture as Social Practice: The Creation, Collection, and Exchange of Portraits of Artists in Eighteenth-Century France” (Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Gamer, Meredith, “Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain's Early Modern Eighteenth Century” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Goldman, Victoria Sears, “‘The Most Beautiful Punchinelli in the World’: A Comprehensive Study of the Punchinello Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Hanson, Katie, “A Neoclassical Conundrum: Painting Greek Mythology in France, 1780–1825” (CUNY, P. Mainardi)

Jarvis, Matthew W., “Girodet: Public Scandal, Private Desire” (UC San Diego, N. Bryson)

Jones, Jennifer, “A Discourse on Drawings: P. J. Mariette and the Graphic Arts in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Kraus, Heidi E., “David, Architecture, and the Dichotomy of Art” (Iowa, D. Johnson)

LaFountain, Jason, “The Puritan Art World” (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Latour, Benoît, “Tableaux tirés du Peri Hypsous: antiques modèles du sublime dans la peinture d'histoire britannique du XVIIIe siècle” (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Ludwig, Amber, “‘She is All Nature, Yet All Art’: Portraits of Emma Hamilton” (Boston, B. Redford)

Medakovich, Molly A., “Between Friends: Representations of Female Intimacies in French Genre Paintings and Prints, 1770–1830” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Pop, Andrei, “Neopaganism: Henry Fuseli, Theatre, and the Cultural Politics of Antiquity, 1760–1825” (Harvard, E. Lajer-Burcharth)

Ralickas, Eduardo, “Naissance de l’art performatif: Images et autoréférence pragmatique dans le premier romantisme allemand” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, É. Michaud)

Terry, Colleen, “William Hogarth's Prints in British North America” (Delaware, B. Herman)