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, 2010

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Bensoussan, Nicole, “Casting a Second Rome: Primaticcio’s Bronze Copies and the Fontainebleau Project” (Yale, C. Wood)

Corretti, Christine, “Benvenuto Cellini and the Loggia dei Lanzi: Configurations of the Body of State” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Cree, Sarah, “Taddeo di Bartolo and the Uses of the Past in Early Quattrocento Painting” (Yale, A. Dunlop)

Hand, Joni, “Female Book Owners in the Valois Courts, 1350–1550: Devotional Manuscripts as Vehicles for Self-Definition” (CUNY, B. Lane)

Hanson, Kate Heckmann, “Visualizing Culinary Culture at the Medici and Farnese Courts” (USC, E. Howe)

Hoare, Alexandra, “Salvator Rosa as Amico vero: The Role of Friendship in the Making of a Free Artist” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Horton, Heather, “Authority and Innovation in Alberti’s Theory and Practice” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

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

Johnston-Keane, Kathy, “Caravaggio’s Drama: Art, Theater, and Literature during Italy’s ‘Spanish Age’” (Pittsburgh, A. Harris)

Karafel, Lorraine, “Raphael’s all’antica Tapestries for Pope Leo X: Art, Culture, and Politics in Early Sixteenth-Century Rome” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Keating, Jessica, “The Machinations of German Court Culture: Early Modern Automata” (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Kim, David Young, “Mobility, Geography, and Style in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory and Practice” (Harvard, A. Payne)

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 the Early Netherlandish Flower Still Lifes” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Kotani, Noriko, “Studies in Jesuit Art in Japan” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Kozlowski, Sarah Kathryn, “Convergences of Portrait, Icon, and Tomb in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Naples” (Yale, C. Wood)

Kyle, Sarah, “The Carrara Herbal in Context: Imitation, Exemplarity, and Invention in Late Fourteenth-Century Padua” (Emory, J. Campbell)

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

Lobis, Victoria Sancho, “Artistic Training and Print Culture in the Time of Rubens” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

McIntosh, Laurentia, “Maria van Oosterwyck” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Melius, Jeremy Norman, “Art History and the Invention of Botticelli” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Moran, Sarah Joan, “Unconventual Women: Politics, Religion, and Image in the Court Beguinages, ca. 1585–ca.1713” (Brown, J. Muller)

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)

Nolan, Linda, “Touching the Divine: Mobility, Devotion, and the Display of Religious Objects in Early Modern Rome” (USC, T. Olson)

Pereira, Mario, “African Art at the Portuguese Court, ca. 1450–1521” (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Pritchard, Shannon, “Giambologna’s Bronze Pictures: The Narrative Reliefs for Ferdinando I de’Medici and the Post-Tridentine Paragone” (Georgia, S.Zuraw)

Reed, Laurel, “Approaches to Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Painting in Dalmatia” (UC San Diego, J. Greenstein)

Ripolles, Carmen, “Constructing the Artistic Subject in Golden Age Spain” (UIUC, L. Rosenthal)

Scanlan, Suzanne Marie, “Doorways to the Demonic and Divine: Visions of Santa Francesca Romana and the Frescoes of Tor de’Specchi” (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Shenouda, Monica, “The Image of Alexandria in Renaissance Venice” (Virginia, C. Brothers)

Streule, Wendy, “Objects of Desire: Case Studies in the Production and Consumption of Erotic Images in the Dutch Golden Age” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Wouk, Edward H., “Raffaello fiammingo: The Graphic Work of Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20–1570)” (Harvard, H. Zerner, J. Koerner)