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Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2007

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Anderson, Susan, "Witty and Lascivious Amusements: The Drawings of Cornelis Dusart and the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century" (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Badiee-Banta, Andaleeb, "Bernardo Strozzi: Defining an Artistic Identity in Early Seventeenth-Century Genoa" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown, L. Rice)

Baldasso, Renzo, "Illustrating the Book of Nature in the Renaissance: Drawing, Painting, and Printing Geometric Diagrams and Scientific Figures" (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Bird, Jennifer, "Curiosity and the Ideal: Anatomical Investigation and the Gendered Imagination in Sixteenth-Century Italian Art" (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Bubenik, Andrea, "The Reception of Albrecht Dürer, 1528–1700: The Practices of Art, Science, and Collecting" (Queen's, Kingston, C. Hoeniger, V. Manuth)

Cartwright, Ingrid, "Hoe schilder hoe wilder: Dissolute Self-Portraits in Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art" (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)

Christian, Michelle Moseley, "Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Genre-Portraiture" (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

De Cavi, Sabina, "Spain in Naples: Building, Sculpting, and Painting for the Viceroys (1585–1621)" (Columbia, J. Connors)

Duffy-Zeballos, Lisa, "Murillo's Devotional Paintings and the Late Baroque Culture of Prayer in Seville" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Edwards, Karen, "Rethinking the Reinstallation of the Studiolo of Francesco l de' Medici in the Palazzo Vecchio" (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Elet, Yvonne, "Papal villeggiatura in Early Modern Rome: Poetry, Spoils, and Stucco at Raphael's Villa Madama" (IFA/NYU, K. Weil-Garris Brandt)

Etheridge, Christopher Blair, "Con risolutione di mano formate: Francesco Villamena and the Art of Engraving in Counter-Reformation Rome" (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Fortier, Marie-José, "Les jardins d'agrément en Nouvelle-France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles" (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux, M. Grignon)

Genoni, Mia Reinoso, "Filarete in Word and Image: Persuasion and Invention in the Architetonico Libro" (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Ghadessi, Touba, "Identity and Physical Deformity in Italian Court Portraits, 1550–1650: Dwarves, Hirsutes, and Castrati" (Northwestern, L. Massey)

Giménez-Berger, Alejandra, "Castiglione, Portraiture, and Performance at the Court of Philip II of Spain" (Temple, T. Cooper)

Girnius, Rima, "Rembrandt's Spaces" (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Giuffre, Joseph Randall, "Design in Raphael's Roman Workshop" (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Ho, Angela, "Rethinking Repetition: Constructing Value in Dutch Genre Painting, 1650s to 1670s" (Michigan, C. Brusati)

Hunter, Matthew, "Robert Hooke Fecit: Making and Knowing in Restoration London" (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Israel, Janna, "Doge Cristoforo Moro and Patronage in Renaissance Venice" (MIT, D. Friedman)

Johnston, Barbara, "Sacred Kingship and Royal Patronage in the La Vie de la Magdalene: Pilgrimage, Politics, Passion Plays, and the Life of Louise of Savoy" (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Knaap, Anna, "Seeing in Sequence: Rubens and the Jesuit Christ in Antwerp" (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Korey, Alexandra, "Putti, Pleasure, and Pedagogy in Sixteenth-Century Italian Prints and Decorative Arts" (Chicago, C. Cohen)

Leopardi, Liliana, "Aesthetic Hybrids: Interpreting Carlo Crivelli's Ornamental Style" (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Locker, Jesse, "'The Hands of Aurora': Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Contemporaries" (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Maclaren, Shelley J., "The Word Made Flesh: Word and Image in Francesco da Barberino's Documenti d'Amore" (Emory, J. Campbell)

McGarry, Rachel, "The Young Guido Reni: The Artist in Bologna and Rome, 1575–1605" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown, L. Rice)

Neville, Kristoffer, "Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and German Artists in Sweden in the Age of the Thirty Years' War" (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Niekrasz, Carmen C., "Flemish Tapestry and Natural History, 1550–1600" (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Pederson, Jill, "The Academia Leonardi Vinci: Visualizing Dialectic in Renaissance Milan, 1480–1499" (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell, C. Dempsey)

Pennisi, Meghan, "Dutch Flower Still-Life Painting in Middleburg, ca. 1600–1620" (Northwestern, C. Swan)

Pilaski, Katharina, "The Munich Kunstkammer: Art, Nature, and the Representation of Knowledge in Courtly Contexts" (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Poole, Katherine, "The Medici Grand Dukes and the Art of Conquest: Ruling, Identity, and the Formation of a Tuscan Empire, 1537–1609" (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Prasad, Shilpa, "Modes of Representation: Genre, Theater, Music, and Voice in the Work of Guercino" (Johns Hopkins, E. Cropper)

Scanlan, Suzanne, "Doorways to the Demonic and Divine: Visions of Santa Francesca Romana and the Frescoes of Tor de' Specchi" (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Schaudies, Irene, "Proverbs, Fables, and Folklore: The Genre Painting of Jacob Jordaens" (Brown, E. Lincoln)

Shean, Julie, "Models of Virtue: Images and Saint-Making in Colonial Puebla (1640–1800)" (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Smith, Jamie, "So moeti den schilt draghen; Dien God veruwede met roder greine: Jan van Eyck's Critical Principles of Oil Painting and Their Middle Dutch Antecedents" (Johns Hopkins, W. Melion)

Stermole, Krystina K., "Venetian Art and the War of the League of Cambrai (1509–1517)" (Queen's, Kingston, D. McTavish)

Thomas, Robin, Ii, "Charles of Bourbon's Naples: Architecture and Urbanism" (Columbia, J. Connors)

Waiboer, Adriaan, "Gabriel Metsu (1629–1667): Life and Work" (IFA/NYU, E. Haverkamp-Begemann)

Waterman, Joshua, "Intersections of Art and Literature of the Silesian Baroque: Studies on the Works of Matthias Rauchmiller, Daniel Casper von Lohenstein, Michael Willmann, and Johannes Scheffler (Angelus Silesius)" (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Zalamea, Patricia, "Subject to Diana: Myth, Identity, and Artistic Origins in French Court Imagery" (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)