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

Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2016

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Anno, James, “Michelangelo Moving Time” (Washington University, W. Wallace)

Beeny, Emily, “Poussin, Ballet, and the Birth of French Classicism” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Berry Drago, Elisabeth, “Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Practice” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Blom, Laura, “Mobilizing the Macabre: Rosso, Rovezzano, and Rustici and the Language of Transgression, 1500–1530” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Borgo, Francesca, “Battle and Representation in Cinquecento Art and Theory” (Harvard, F. Fehrenbach)

Boychuk, Joan, “Multo in parvo: Joris Hoefnagel’s Illuminations and the Gathered Practices of Central European Court Culture” (University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Brandon, Claire, “Spaces of Art in the Exhibition Age: Italy as a Laboratory for Global Exhibition Paradigms since 1970” (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Brennan, Robert, “Painting as a Modern Art: The Era of Giotto” (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel; M. Trachtenberg)

Buck, Sarah, “Les Costumes Grotesques by the Larmessin Family: Prints and Professional Habits during the Reign of Louis XIV” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Chin, Hyeyun, “City, Crown, and the Staging of Global Commerce: The Royal Exchange in Early Modern London” (Binghamton University, A. Walkling)

Cook, Nicole Elizabeth, “Godfried Schalcken (1643–1706): Desire and Intimate Display” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Cosgriff, Tracy, “Raphael’s Stanza della Segnatura and the Rhetoric of Julian Justice” (Virginia, J. D. Summers)

Di Lodovico, Daniele, “Revising Devotion: The Role of Wooden Sculptures in Affecting Painting and Devotion in the Late Medieval Period in Italy (XII–XV Century)” (Washington, S. Lingo)

Diaman, Marina, “Rubens Remaking Rubens: Self-Repetition, Transformation, and Invention in Early Modern Art” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Dodson, Alexandra, “Mount Carmel in the Commune: Promoting the Holy Land in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries” (Duke, C. Bruzelius)

Eaker, Adam, “Lore of the Studio: Van Dyke, Rubens, and the Status of Portraiture” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Edgerton, Hannah, “The Apotheosis of the Quattrocento Condottiere: Art, Power, and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Italy” (Indiana, G. Knox)

Friedman, Hannah, “Taste and Prudence in the Art of Jusepe de Ribera” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell; F. Pereda)

Groentjes, Mirjam, “Patterns of Salvation: Visual Typology in the Low Countries, 1550–1600” (Emory, W. Melion)

Grollemond, Larisa, “Necessary Luxury: The Illuminated Manuscript at the French Courts, ca. 1460–1520” (Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Hecker, Joanna, “Outside Looking In: Francisco de Holanda and the Margins of Renaissance Art” (IFA/NYU, A. Nagel)

Herrin, Amanda, “Narratives of Origin in Netherlandish Art: Maarten de Vos and Late Sixteenth-Century Print Design as Visual Exegesis” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Howard, Rebecca, “Movements of the Mind: Beyond the Mimetic Likeness in Early Modern Italy” (Ohio State, C. Kleinbub)

Iacobellis, Lisa, “Grant peine et grant diligence: Visualizing the Author in Late Medieval Manuscripts” (Ohio State, K. Whittington)

Kassler-Taub, Elizabeth, “At the Threshold of the Mediterranean: Architecture, Urbanism, and Identity in Early Modern Sicily” (Harvard, A. Payne)

Keelmann, Lehti Mairike, “Bachelors Bridging the Baltic: The Artistic Ambitions of the Tallinn Brotherhood of the Black Heads, c. 1400–1550” (Michigan, A. Timmermann)

Kinew, Shawon K., “The Vision in Stone: Melchiorre Cafà in the World, 1636–1667” (Harvard, F. Fehrenbach)

Kupiec, Catherine, “The Materiality of Luca della Robbia’s Glazed Terracotta Sculptures” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Lamsechi, Guita, “Beyond the Frame: Images of Vegetal Nature across the Arts in Northern Renaissance Europe” (Toronto, E. M. Kavaler)

Lazer, Brett, “The New World, the Basque Language, and the Power of Painting: The Art and Writing of Baltasar de Echave Orio” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Lincoln, Matthew, “Modeling the Network of Dutch and Flemish Print Production, 1550–1750” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock, Jr.)

Lynch, Sarah, “‘Ein liebhaber aller freyen khünst’: Bonifaz Wolmut and the Architecture of the European Renaissance” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Mandabach, Marisa, “The Caduceus Unwound: The Head of Medusa and the Painterly Grotesque in Rubens” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Murray, Colin, “Collaborative Painting Between Minds and Hands: Art Criticism, Connoisseurship, and Artistic Sodality in Early Modern Italy” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Permenter, Brooke Falk, “Assaults on the Faith: Imagining Jews and Creating Christians in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Riesenberger, Nicole, “King of the Renaissance: Art and Politics at the Neapolitan Court of Ferrante I, 1458–1494” (Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Sloutsky, Lana, “Quasi Alterum Byzantium: The Preservation of Identity through Memory and Culture by Aristocratic Byzantine Women, 1440–1600” (Boston, J. Cranston)

Uchacz, Tianna, “Sensual Bodies and Artistic Prowess in Netherlandish Painting ca. 1540–1570” (Toronto, E. M. Kavaler)

Windmuller-Luna, Kristen, “Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557–1632” (Princeton, C. Okeke-Agulu)

Wise, Elliott, “Painterly Vernacular and Pictorial Piety: Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin, and Jan van Ruusbroec” (Emory, W. Melion)

Zarillo, Taryn Marie, “Artistic Patrimony and Cultural Politics in Early Seicento Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand; D. Bodart)

Zins, Katie, “St. Augustine among the Mendicants: The Order of Augustinian Hermits and Early Renaissance Art in Italy” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Zolli, Daniel, “Promiscuous Technique: Theories of Mixed Media in Donatello’s Workshops” (Harvard, F. Fehrenbach)