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

Seventeenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Adams, Kristen, “The Triumph of Tapestry: Woven Illusions from Raphael to Jordaens” (The Ohio State University, B. Haeger)

An, Christina, “Art Beyond Price or Place: Vermeer, Asia, and the Poetics of Painting” (Boston University, M. Zell)

Bartolome, Ramona Isabel, “Portraits of the Sun King: Examining the Creation, Reception, and Afterlife of Bernini's Portrait of Louis XIV” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Boles, Cecily, “Sculpted Female Funerary Portraits in Baroque Rome” (Emory University, S. McPhee)

Brown-Hedjazi, Alexandria, “The Arts of Diplomacy: Artistic Exchange between Early Modern Italy and Safavid Iran” (Stanford University, F. Barry)

Bruckbauer, Ashley, “Dangerous Liaisons: Ambassadors and Embassies in French Art, 1661-1789” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff and E. Fraser)

Bulkens, Koen, “Rubens’ Workshop during the Twelve Years’ Truce (1609-21)” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Duff, Suzanne, “The Antwerp Saint Luke’s Guild and Its Impact on Artistic Production and Identity, 1556-1663” (Brown University, J. Muller)

Dundas, Iara A., “The Society of Jesus in France: Architecture and Spectacle from 1600-1660” (Duke University, S. Galletti)

Frederick, Michele, “Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649” (University of Delaware, P. Chapman)

Grimmett, Kendra, “Grappling with Hercules: Masculinity and the Heroic Male Nude in Rubens's Time” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Lea, Graham, “Biblical History Paintings by Goltzius and Lastman: Their Participation in Local Rhetorical Culture” (Emory University, W. Melion)

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

McCabe, Sophia Quach, “Hans Rottenhammer in Venice: Networking in Style between Italy and Germany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow, R. Williams in memoriam)

Nakamura, Jun, “Prints and Printedness: Mark-making, Meaning, and Perceptions of Print in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

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)

Powell, Catherine, “Cross-pollination: Agnes Block and her network of female botanical artists in the late Dutch Golden Age” (University of Texas at Austin, J. Chipps Smith)

Saravo, Joseph, “Re-Covering Dou: Making a Case for the Cultural Work of Illusionism” (Boston University, M. Zell)

Schrimsher, Kimberly, “Becoming Guercino: Imitation and Innovation in a Seventeenth-Century Painter's Workshop” (Emory University, J. Campbell and S. McPhee)

Segrave, Hannah, “Conjuring Genius: Salvator Rosa and the Dark Arts of Witchcraft” (University of Delaware, D. Stone)

Simmons, Elizabeth, “Volterrano as a Draftsman: Style, Technique, and Connoisseurship of Drawings in Seicento Florence” (University of Delaware, D. Stone)

Snodgrass Plyler, Jennifer, “Images of Power and Anxiety: The Lactating Breast in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art” (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Upart, Anatole, “Slavic Rome: Constructing Foreign Communities in an Early Modern Italian City, 1450-1750” (University of Chicago, N. Atkinson)

Vázquez, Julia, “The Artist as Curator: Diego Velázquez, 1623-1660” (Columbia University, D. Bodart, M. Cole)

Wan, Sim Hinman, “Third-Space Colonial Architecture: Dutch and Chinese Philanthropic Establishments in the Urbanization of VOC Indonesia, 1640-1740” (University of Illinois at Chicago, M. Pollak)

Zinner, Valerie, “Sumiyoshi Gukei and Early Modern Yamato-e” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)