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

Sixteenth Century
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abdon Guimaraes, Danielle, “Poverty, Disease, and Port Cities: Global Exchanges in Hospital Architecture during the Age of Exploration” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

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

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)

Campbell, Katharine, “Producing the Composite: Stylistic Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Art, c. 1510-1568” (University of Michigan, C. Brusati)

Carlson, Raymond, “Michelangelo between Florence and Rome: Art and Literary Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

D’Addio, Sophia, “Painted Organ Shutters in Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Duntemann, Elizabeth, “Curing the Incurabili: Healing Rhetoric, Holy Wood, and Venereal Infection in Sixteenth-Century Italian Visual Culture” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Dupertuis, Lindsay, “The Ornament of the Mind: Istoriato Maiolica and the Luxury of Reading in Renaissance Urbino and Beyond” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

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)

Elston, Miranda Lee, “Spatial Interaction: Architectural Representations in Early Tudor England (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, T. String)

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

Farrell, Bethany, “Bronzino in Duke Cosimo’s Court: Exchange, Bureaucracy, and Making Art” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Faust, Marta, “'Was Sichst Du?' The Instrumentation of Sight in Early-Modern German Art” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Fisher, Kylie, “Imprinting Antiquity: Re-Inventing the Past through Prints in Sixteenth-Century Rome” (Case Western Reserve University, E. Benay)

Foner, Daria Rose, “Andrea del Sarto and Artistic Collaboration in Renaissance Florence” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

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

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

Hobbs, Katelyn, “Jan Jansz Mostaert: Tradition and Invention in Sixteenth-Century Haarlem” (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman)

Kim, Allison, “Vasari as Painter: Imitation, Invention, and Professional Identity” (The University of Texas at Austin, L. Waldman)

Levine, Adam Harris, “Divine Gifts: Relics and Reliquaries at the Court of Charles V” (Columbia University, H. Klein)

Monty, Emily, “Printmaking in Rome in the Age of Philip II,1556-1598” (Brown Unviersity, E. Lincoln)

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

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

O’Reilly, Catherine, “Last Supper Refectory Frescoes in Fifteenth-Century Florence: Painting, Performance, Senses, and Space” (Boston University, J. Cranston)

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)

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

Play, Caitlin, “Grand-Duke Francesco de' Medici as Renaissance Emperor: Construction of Ruler Imagery in the Grotta Grande and the Uffizi Tribuna” (Rutgers University, Sarah Blake McHam)

Scheiber, Lindsey, “Identity in an Italian Renaissance Court: Art and Architecture of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Sobol, Blythe, “Family Ties: the Patronage of the Family of Madame de Montespan in the Golden Age of Bastards” (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, T. Crow)

Sorgini, Antongiulio, “Art and the Making of Loreto” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, “Profanely Sacred: Jan van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel” (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman and L. Silver)

Tolstoy, Irina, “Camillo Trevisan's Palace and Villa Culture on the Island of Murano” (Columbia University, D. Rosand, M. Cole)

Van Wingerden, Carolyn, “‘The turbaned heads, each wrapped in twisted folds of the whitest silk’: Images of Muslims in Netherlandish Art, 1400–1700” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

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

Wang, Ruoxin, “Opening the ‘House Altarpiece’: Domestic and Traveling Triptychs in Northern Europe, 1400–1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Weiss, Rachel D., “Picturing Earth's History in Early Modern Views of the Alps, 1444-1655” (UCLA, B. Wilson)

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

Winston, ElDanté, “Violence and Italian Renaissance Architecture: The Production of Militarized Space” (MIT, L. Jacobi)

Wood, Emily, “Art, Politics, and Diplomacy at the Courts of Philip II in Madrid and the Medici in Florence” (Northwestern University, J. Escobar)

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