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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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

Berninghausen, Gale, “Kangra's Folios in Fresco Secco: Eighteenth to Nineteenth Century Wall Paintings in Royal Temples and Palaces of the Kangra Valley” (Columbia University, V. Dehejia)

Castro, Maria, “Between Paris and São Paulo: Tarsila do Amaral’s Brasilidade” (University of Pittsburgh, J. Josten)

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

Clute, Emma, “The Immersive Sublime in Art During the July Monarchy” (Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Culp, Caroline, “The Memory of Copley: Afterlives of the American Portrait, 1774-1920” (Stanford University, A. Nemerov)

Demir, Duygu, “A Syncretic Modernism: Articulations of Painting in Turkey, 1933-1964” (MIT, C. Jones)

Dentzer, Julie G., “François Dufrêne, les dessous” (The Ohio State University, L. Florman)

Encarnacion, Samantha Karam, “Ways of Being, Ways of Knowing: Dorothea Tanning’s Posthumanist Representations” (Virginia Commonwealth University, K. Chapman)

Georgopulos, Nicole, “Realist Reflections: The Body in the Mirror in Nineteenth-Century Painting” (Stony Brook University, J. Rubin)

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

Haddon, Madeleine, “Local Color: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Spain” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos “Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850-1900” (Graduate Center, CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Kindred, Clayton, “An Archaeology of Castration: The Image of the Eunuch in Nineteenth-Century Art” (Ohio State University, A. Shelton)

Kramer, Sean, “Military Manhood: Visualizing the Common Soldier in French and British Art and Culture, 1871-1914” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Landsman, Rozemarijn, “Art, Technology, and the City: the Work of Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

London, Alan, “‘Endorsing “Reality’: Three Mid-Twentieth Century Responses to a Crisis in Depictive American Painting” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Savage)

Lores-Chavez, Isabella, “Craft, Artifice, and the Discerning Eye in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still Life Paintings” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Mapp, Samuel, “Pictorial Architecture” (University of Pennsylvania, K. Silverman)

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

Morrison, Alexandra, “Copying at the Louvre” (Yale University, C. Armstrong)

Neely, Megan, “The Flaying of Art: Marsyas in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries” (University of Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Olmsted, Galina, “Making and Exhibiting Modernism: Gustave Caillebotte in Paris, New York, and Brussels” (University of Delaware, M. Werth)

Partman, Lucy, “Science & Imagination: William Rimmer and the Story of Nineteenth-Century American Art” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

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

Perthes, William, “Robert Motherwell and French Symbolist Poetry” (Temple University, G. Silk)

Pesenti, Roberto, “Artistic Interaction between France and Venice in the Gothic Era” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Phillips, Laura, “The Work of Adolph Menzel” (Yale University, T. Barringer, N. Suthor)

Pilgrim, James, “Jacopo Bassano and the Environment of Painting” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Rahn, Amy. “In & Between: Joan Mitchell in New York and Paris, 1955 - 1965” (Stony Brook University, K. Siegel)

Rauh, Elizabeth, “ An Islamic Cosmos: Contemporary Art Engagements with Islamic Heritage in Iran and the Arab East, 1958-2018” (University of Michigan, C. Gruber)

Rosenberg-Miller, Carmen, “Representing Difference: Painting and Performance in the Art of Raffaëlli and His Circle” (Princeton, B. Alsdorf)

Shahi, Kimia, “Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Strupp, Brittany, “Between Impressionism and Realism: The Early Career of Robert Henri” (Temple University, E. Pauwels)

Suh, Hwanhee, “Dynamics of Collaboration and Competition in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Triplett, Stephanie, “The Rise of Narrative Animal Painting in France and Germany, 1790-1880” (University of Michigan, S. Siegfried)

Wang, Alexis, “Intermedial Effects, Sanctified Surfaces: Framing Devotional Objects in Italian Medieval Church Decoration” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

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

Yohalem, Hannah, “Movement and Arrest: Jasper Johns, 1954-1968” (Princeton, H. Foster)
Yu, Leqi, “Xia Yong and the Jiehua Traditions in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Zappella, Christine, “Monochrome Painting and the Construction of the Renaissance Self: Andrea del Sarto in the Scalzo” (University of Chicago, C. Cohen)

Zhu, Cathy M., “Born in a Golden Light: Images of Omens and Imperial Ambition in the Southern Song Dynasty” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)