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

Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2020

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Ambrozy, Lee, "Bird and Flower Motifs in the Tang-Song Transition (755–1127)" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Baldrich, Isabel, "Caribbean Stain: Erasure and Creoleness in Parisian Art" (University of Iowa, D. Johnson)

Barrow, Theodore, "The Gilded Tropics: Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent in Florida: 1885–1917" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Berman, Daniella, "Aesthetics of Contingency: History and the Unfinished Paintings of the French Revolution" (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Bozer, Julia, "Traveler-Artists in the Old New World, 1968–1982" (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Cardon, Alexandra, "Circa 1700: Royal Retreats, Academic Unrest, and the Roots of Rococo" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Cluck, Alyson, "Forms of Encounter: Zilia Sánchez’s ‘Erotic Topologies’ in 1960s New York" (University of Maryland, College Park, A. McEwen)

Custer, Lee Ann, "Urban 'Voids': Picturing Light, Air, and Open Space in New York, 1890–1935" (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja, D. Brownlee)

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

Denis, Béatrice, "Les guerres napoléoniennes d'après Louis-François Lejeune (1775–1848): Officier, peintre de bataille, mémorialiste" (Université de Montréal, E. Contogouris)

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

Fang, Hui, "The Ming's Cosmopolitan Beginnings: Pictorial Art in Yingtian/Nanjing, 1368–c.1450" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Ferrari, Francesca, "Animated Geometries: Abstraction and the Body in the Work of Paul Klee, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Joaquín Torres-García, and Alexandra Exter" (IFA/NYU, C. Poggi)

Geilfuss, Robert, "The Color of Dreams in the District of Columbia: The Washington Color School, the Cold War Establishment, and the Civil Rights Movement" (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Harris, Katerina, "The Moment of Death in Renaissance Art" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Healy, Charlotte, "Paul Klee's Hand" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar Messeri)

Henry, Joseph, "Spiritualized Machines: Die Brücke, Expressionism, and Wilhelmine Capitalism" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Huber, Stephanie, "Cultural Predicaments: Neorealism in The Netherlands 1927–45" (CUNY, E. Braun)

Hsu, Che-ying, "Wu Zhen (1280–1354) and the Consolidation of Literati Painting in Mongol Yuan China" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Karras, Olga Zaferatos, "Constructing Greek Genre Painting, Visualizing National Identity, 1850–1900" (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Krasnopoler, Elliot, "Timescapes: Geology and Place in Contemporary Art" (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Leach, Elisabeth, "Doris Lee (1904–1983): Self, Society, Place" (University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Lin, Nancy P., "Making Spaces: Site-Based Practice in Contemporary Chinese Art, 1990s–2000s" (University of Chicago, H. Wu, C. Mehring)

Majeski, Anna, "Visualizing the Cosmos from Fourteenth-Century Padua: From Francesco da Barberino to Giusto de’Menabuoi" (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Mandrikova, Marina, "Crime and Punishment: Images of Sinners and the Power of the Visual in Byzantine and Slavic Monumental Painting" (Case Western Reserve University, E. Bolman)

Marples, Kirsten, "'Triumph of the Imagination': The Decorative Aesthetic in the Symbolist Art of Gauguin, Redon, and Denis" (Washington University in St. Louis, E. Childs)

McCann, Justin, "Elastic Capacities: Whistler and the Art of Transformation" (Rutgers, S. Sidlauskas)

McEwen, Annie Melia, "Saving Roman Painting: The Antiquarian Reproductions of Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635–1700)" (Emory, S. McPhee)

Monroe, Alexis, "The Crisis of the 1850s: American Land and Landscape" (IFA/NYU, R. Slifkin)

Nicholas, Sasha, "Portraiture and the Making of the Modern American Artist, 1918–1929" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Richardson, Jamie, "Curiosity and Collection Practice in the Constcamer Paintings of Frans II Francken (1581–1642)" (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Small, Samantha, "Franz von Stuck, Painter Provocateur" (CUNY, E. Braun)

Stinebring, Anna-Claire, "Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting Before Bruegel" (University of Pennsylvania, S. Brisman, L. Silver)

Truxes, Anna, "Willem de Kooning and the Cinema" (CUNY, G. Levin)

Verduci, Angelica, "Mors Triumphans in Medieval Italian Murals: From Allegory to Performance" (Case Western Reserve University, E. Gertsman)

Wells, Lindsay, "The Cultivation of Beauty: Indoor Gardening and the British Aesthetic Movement, 1860–1900" (University of Wisconsin–Madison, N. R. Marshall)

Yiu, Shek On John, "Shi-Oriented Figure Painting in Northern Song China, c.1040–c.1090" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Yoon, Yeorae, "Mapping Gao Fenghan’s Art, 1683–1749: Locality, Experientiality, and Social Criticism" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Zappella, Christine, "Monochrome Painting and il Corpo della Compagnia in Andrea del Sarto's Cloister of the Scalzo" (University of Chicago, C. Cohen, N. Atkinson)