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, 2019

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

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)

Guthrie, Brianna, "Maternity and Matriarchy in English Family Portraits, 1603-1685" (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, T. String)

Hofer, Rachel, "Rembrandt and Artistic Authority in Global Perspective" (Boston University, M. Zell)

Kase, Rachel, "Against the Rising Tide: Picturing Severe Weather and a Changing Landscape in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands" (Boston University, M. Zell)

Kull, Sabena, “Artistic Status and the Rhetoric of Race: African-Descent Painters in the Seventeenth-Century Hispanic World” (University of Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)

Landsman, Rozemarijn, "Jan van der Heyden (1637–1712): Art, Technology, and the City” (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

Lores-Chavez, Isabella, " Plaster Casts in the Life and Art of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painters" (Columbia University, D. Freedberg)

MacKenzie, Pamela, “Microscope/Macrocosm: Early Modern Technology, Visualization and Representations of Nature” (The University of British Columbia, J. Monteyne)

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

Patton, Ashley M. "Tangible Women: Marble Sculptures of Female Saints and Mystics in Post-Tridentine Rome" (University of Minnesota, S. Ostrow)

Piñon, Erin, “The Illuminated Yaysmawurk‘i:Ottoman-Armenian Painting and Confessionalism in the Age of Print” (Princeton, C. Barber and B. Kitzinger)

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

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)

Ziegler, Alexandra, "Saints Have No Need For Crowns: Religion, Rhetoric, and the Portrait Historié During France's Grand Siècle" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, C. Brachmann)

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