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

Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Akhtar, Munazzah, “Interrogating the Dead: Reassessing the Cultural Identities of Samma Dynasty (c. 1351-1521) at the Necropolis of Makli, Thatta” (University of Victoria, M. Milwright)

Andersen, Lisa, “Courtly Space and its Translations at Fontainebleau and Beyond” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Baker, Devon, “Re-Centering the Renaissance Print: Printmaking and Artistic Exchange in Milan, ca. 1480-1530” (Temple University, A.West)

Barker, Hilary. “Encountering Antiquity in Renaissance Rome: Archaeology and the Social and Economic Origins of the Classicizing Style, 1400-1550” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson and R. Zorach)

Bell, Margaret, “Healing Walls: Visualizing Bodily, Social, and Spiritual Care in the Pelligrinaio Frescoes of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Bellucci, Matteo, “Pietro Dura/Parchin Kari: Mediations between Florence and Mughal India” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Aitken)

Ben, Rebecca, “The Arrival of the Leonardeschi in Valencia” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Bernick, Elizabeth, “Drawing Connections: Cesare da Sesto's Sketchbook and the Production of Style” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Borham, Holly, “The Art of Confessionalism: Picturing Lutheran, Reformed and Catholic Faith in Northwest Germany, 1580-1620” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Boxer, Carly, “It owiþ to be lokid: The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348 - 1500” (University of Chicago, A. Kumler)

Boyd, Rachel, “Experimentation and Specialization: The Glazed Terracotta Sculpture of the Della Robbia Workshop, ca. 1430-1550” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Candelaria, José, “Transculturation and the Cathedral: Late Gothic in Late Medieval Seville (1401-1516)” (Rice University, L. Neagley)

Challenger, Alexandra “Measuring the Heavens: Printed Instruments, Illustrations, and the Construction of Cosmography in Early Modern Germany” (Florida State University, S. Leitch)

Choi, Gina, “Reaching “Peach Blossom Spring”: Poetry and Painting in Fifteenth-Century Japan and Korea” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Conell, Sarah, “Replicating the Miraculous: Tracing Agency in Early Modern Southern Germany, 1400-1600” (University of Pittsburgh, C. Nygren)

Daly, Christopher, “Painting in Lucca in the Late Fifteenth Century: A Problem in Artistic Geography,” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

de Jong, Emma, “Personification, Zinnespelen, and the Allegorical Print: Modes of Discursive Engagement in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1550-1600” (Emory University, W. Melion)

DeLuca, Dominique, “Shadows in Fifteenth-Century Secular Manuscripts” (Case Western Reserve University, E. Gertsman)

Doty, Lindsay, “The Ideal Made Real: The Aging of the Virgin in Italian Renaissance Art” (The University of Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Eisenberg, Elizabeth, “Modeling Life: Studies in the Transformation of Verrocchio's Sculpture in Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century Drawing and Painting” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Famularo, Jordan, “Gems and the Media of Italian Art, ca. 1450-ca. 1550” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Fette, Mirka, “Johann Georg Bendl: Premier Sculptor of Prague’s Early Baroque” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gilmore, Shannon, “Miracles at the Margins: The Popular Piety of Miraculous Images in Quattrocento Tuscany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Golan, Tamara, “Hans Fries and the Forensic Gaze: Evidence, Inquiry, and Artistic Knowledge in South Germany and Switzerland, 1430-1530” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Gratson, Scott “A Stratification of Death in the Northern Renaissance: A Reconsideration of the Cadaver Tombs of England and Germany” (Temple University, A. West)

Greenlee, Justin, “Bessarion's World: Art, Science, and Crusade” (Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Han, Yu Na, “The Consolation of the Image: Pastoral Care and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Reformation Germany” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Hanson, Emily, “Spectacular Ambition: Unrealized Projects of Leonardo and Michelangelo” (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Harris, Katerina, “The Moment of Death in Renaissance Art” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Hunt, Tiffany Lynn, “The Cappella Paolina: Sacred Space and Sacred Site in pre- and post-Tridentine Rome” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Hupe, Eric, “Pitture di Luce: The Franciscan Theology of Light and Venetian Painting of the Late-Fifteenth Century” (University of Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Karentzos, Loukas, “Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the mid-Sixteenth Century” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Koguciuk, Jakub, “The Pastoral Book as a Visual Object: Nature in Poetry, Print and Illumination in the Veneto, ca. 1480-1550”“ (Yale University, N. Suthor)

Kwan, Jamie, “From Flanders to Fontainebleau: The Flemish Presence in the French Renaissance” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Lu, Haohao, “The Paradox of Delight: Image and Imagination of Eros at the Burgundian-Habsburg Court” (Indiana University, B. Rothstein)

Lucca, Maria, “Renaissance Siena as a Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Lumbreras, María, “Likeness and Certainty: the Making of Artistic Knowledge in Golden Age Spain” (Johns Hopkins University, F. Pereda)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects Between Iberia and Japan” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Maceross, Lauren, “The 'pulchritudo rationis' of Human Organs: On a Physiological Poetics of Late Medieval Containers” (Johns Hopkins University, C. Lakey)

Mack, Stephen, “Donatello and the Unfinished: The Rough Style in Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Majeski, Anna “Visualizing the Cosmos from Fourteenth-Century Padua: From Francesco da Barberino to Giusto de’Menabuoi” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Mao, Natasha, “Revealing and Concealing: Interactive Objects in Early Modern Italy, 1400–1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Martinez, Trinity, ”The Evolution of the Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art: Monster, Healer, Mentor, and Constellation” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Marzullo, Francesca, “The Figure and the Threshold: Devotional Overdoors in Medieval and Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Meade, Fr. Pachomius, “The Lower Senses in Early Netherlandish Epiphany Altarpieces” (University of Missouri, A. Stanton)

Mednyánszky, Orsolya, “Leben Jesu: A Pictorial Meditation on Christ’s Virtues in Late Medieval German Manuscripts” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Mellon, Diana, “Painting, Miracles, and Vernacular Healthcare in the Early Italian Renaissance” (Columbia University, M. Cole and D. Freedberg)

Nisse, Cleo, “The Adoption and Development of Canvas Supports in Venice from Bellini to Tintoretto” (Columbia University, D. Bodart)

Offill, Ashley, “The Corsini Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine: Framing the Relic Cult of St. Andrea Corsini in Baroque Florence” (University of Kansas, S. Cornelison/A. Hedeman)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Ong, Sophie, “Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Materiality, and Touch in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Paganussi, Caroline, “Bologna la dotta: The University and the Visual Arts in the Age of the Bentivoglio, 1463-1512” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Pelletier, Chloé, “Ecologies of Landscape & Labor: Painting & the Environment in the Adriatic Renaissance” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson & R. Zorach)

Quinn Teresi, Rebecca. “Images of the Immaculate Conception and the Rhetorics of Purity in Golden Age Spain” (Johns Hopkins University, F. Pereda)

Rokhgar, Negar, “The Overtures of a Muslim Ally: Diplomatic Gifts from Persia to Italy between 1450 and 1700” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Seale, Layla, “Demons as a Cultural Species in Late Medieval Northern European Art” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Sheedy, Lindsay, “Un'orrida bellezza: Religious Polychrome Sculpture in the Kingdom of Naples, 1503-1714” (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Shwab, Reilly, “Goede Nacht: Images of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Somenzi, Laura, “Treasuries, Invention and the Teodelinda Chapel in Monza” (Emory University, C. J. Campbell)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Sullivan, Kathleen, “Style and Meaning in Girolamo Romanino” (Rutgers University, B. Paul)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Tennison, Heather, “Tradition, Innovation, and Agency in a City of God: The Philadelphia Cité de Dieu and Early Fifteenth-Century Parisian Manuscript Culture” (University of Kansas, A. Hedeman)

Unluonen, Selin, “A Book with Eyes of Its Own Heart:” Court Culture in Shah Tahmasp’s Khamsa” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382-1432” (Columbia University, F. Benelli)

Vranic, Ivana, “Making and Remaking Renaissance Sculpture: The Terracotta Groups (1460–1560)” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Wallace, Catharine, “Cultivating the Imago: Egyptian All'antica Imagery as Emblems of the City and Roman Hegemony in the Cinquecento” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Wangensteen, Kjell, “Hyperborean Baroque: David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (1628-98) and the First Swedish School of Art” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

Wehn, James, “Inventing the Market: Authenticity, Replication, and the Prints of Israhel van Meckenem” (Case Western Reserve University, C. Scallen)

Wiens, Gavin “Making Siena: Public Art and Urban Life in the Tuscan City, 1404 - 1487” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple University, M. Hall; A. West)

Willson, Justin,”The Moods of Early Russian Art: A Belated Chapter of Byzantine Aesthetics” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)

York, Tyler, “Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Re-fashioning of Middle Eastern Attire” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Zukerman, Laura, “Pages of Memory: Paper Travel in Renaissance Europe, 1480-1600” (Princeton, P. Brown)