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

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2004

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Anderson, Elissa, “Re-Forming Mary in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Prints” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Anderson, Laura, “Artistic Exchange and Collaboration in Early Modern Haarlem” (Penn State, C. Houghton)

Arioli, Kristin, “Cardinal Raffaele Riario (1477–1521) and the Dynamics of Renaissance Patronage” (USC, E. Howe)

Atkins, Christopher, “The Master’s Touch: Frans Hals’s Rough Manner” (Rutgers, M. Westermann)

Averett, Matthew, “Bernini’s Fountains at the Piazza Barberini” (Missouri, K. Eggener)

Baldasso, Renzo, “Between Nature and Mathematics: The Role of Visual Representation in the Early Stages of the Scientific Revolution” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Barry, Fabio, “Painting in Stone: The Symbolic Identity of Coloured Marbles From Antiquity Until the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Barteet, C. Cody, “Colonial Contradictions in the Casa de Montejo and Mèrida: Space, Society, and Self-Representation at the Edge of Viceregal Mexico” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Bautista, Preston, “Manifesting Masculinities in Central Italian Renaissance Art: Michelangelo’s David, Artistic Theory, and Representations of the Male Body” (CUNY, J. Saslow)

Bensoussan, Nicole, “Fashioning a Second Rome: Primaticcio at Fontainebleau and the ’All’Antica’ Project” (Yale, C. Wood)

Bird, J. J., “Curiosity and the Ideal: Anatomical Investigations and the Gendered Imagination in Sixteenth-Century Florence” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Boehman, Jessica, “Ercole Ferrata’s High Roman-Baroque Sculptor’s Studio” (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Breazeale, William, “Sketchbook and Zibaldone: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Disegno in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

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

Bullen, Diana, “The Visual Culture of Charity and the Italian Foundling Hospital, 1400–1600” (Michigan, M. Holles, P. Simons)

Burgess-Williams, Allyson, “Le Donne, I Cavalier, L’arme, Gli Amori: Aspects of Artistic Patronage at the Court of Alfonso I d’Este, 1505–1534” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

Buskirk, Jessica, “Intimacy and Anticipation: The Male Subject in Late Fifteenth Century Personal Devotional Portraits” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Byron, David, “The Visual and Social Strategies of German Propaganda Broadsheets, 1608–1621” (Yale, C. Wood)

Cadero-Gillette, Jennifer, “Collecting Art and Constructing History: The Recovery of Medieval Panel Painting c. 1800” (Harvard, J. Koerner)

Callahan, Meghan, “The Politics of Architecture: Suor Domenica Da Paradiso and Her Convent of La Crocetta in Post-Savonarolan Florence” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Carroll, Elizabeth, “Bartolomeo Montagna and the Production of the Sacra Conversazione Altarpiece: an Examination of Artistic and Civic Identity in Early Sixteenth-Century Vicenza” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Casper, Andrew, “El Greco and Italy: Art, Theory, and the Religious Image of the Late Cinquecento” (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Cheng, Sandra, “Il Bello Dal Deforme: Caricature and Comic Drawings in Seventeenth-Century Italy” (Delaware, D. Stone)

Churchill, Derek, “Replication in the Early Netherlandish Tradition: Dieric Bouts and His Copyists” (Yale, C. Wood)

Colón Mendoza, Ilenia, “El Cristo Yacente: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Baroque Spain” (Penn State, J. C. Porter)

Compton, Rebekah, “Cultural Persuasion: The Currency of Venus in Sixteenth-Century Florence” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Contreras de Berenfeld, Maria Celina, “Cesare Brandi’s Teoria Del Restauro and the Practice of Restoration” (Queen’s, Kingston, C. Hoeniger)

Crawford-Parker, Sarah, “Refashioning Female Identity: Women’s Roles in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Historiated Portraits” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Croizat, Yassana, “Fashioning Femininity: Beauty, Absolution, and the Rhetoric of Gender at Fontainebleau (1528–1547)” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

David, Margaret Diane, “Francesco Mochi, Sculptor (1580–1654)” (Columbia, J. Connors)

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

Dennis, Kimberly, “Reconstructing the Counter-Reformation: Women Architectural Patrons in Rome and the Case of Camilla Peretti” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

DePalma, John-Mark, “Renaissance/Baroque Art and Architecture” (Brown, Catherine Zerner)

Derstine, Andria, “The French Academy in Rome, 1666–1737: Art, Society, Politics and Relations With the Accademia Di San Luca” (IFA/NYU, D. Posner)

Dewitt, Lloyd, “Jan Lievens in London, Antwerp, and Amsterdam” (Maryland, College Park, A. K. Wheelock)

Diebel, Sarah, “The Structure of Memory in Italian Renaissance Art” (Rutgers, R. Goffen)

Difuria, Arthur, “The Ars Rhetorica of Maerten Van Heemskerck’s Architectural Imagery” (Delaware, L. Pellecchia)

Dillman, Cynthia, “The Self in Relation: Van Dyck’s English Double Portraits” (UC Berkeley, E. Honig)

Dow, Douglas, “Confraternal Piety and Corporate Patronage: The Art and Oratory of the Compagnia Di San Giovanni Battista Dello Scalzo, Florence” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Edwards, Karen, “Rethinking the Reinstallation of the Studiolo of Francesco I de’ Medici in the Palazzo Vecchio” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

El-Hanany, Efrat, “Beating the Devil: Images of the ‘Madonna del Soccorso’ in Italian Renaissance Art” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Estevez, Lisandra, “The Image of the Painter in the Age of Calderon de La Barca (1600–1681)” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Etheridge, Christopher, “Rough Trade: Realism and the Labour of Painting c. 1600” (Harvard, H. Zerner)

Finkel, Jennifer, “Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Tragedy of the Façade” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Fletcher, Francis, “Mantegna and the Tradition of Fictive Relief Sculpture in Italian Renaissance Painting” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Frank, Mary, “Women of a Certain Age: Images of Old Women in the Art of Cinquecento Venice” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Frederick, Amy Reed, “Rembrandt’s Etched Sketches and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Gardonio-Foat, Casey, “Seventeenth-Century Professional Women Artists in Spain and Portugal” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Gimnez, Alejandra, “Castiglione, Portraiture, and Perfomance in the Court of Philip Ii” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Giuffre, Joseph, “Giulio Romano in Raphael’s Stanze” (Rutgers, R. Goffen)

Glazer, Joshua, “The Silver Altar of San Giovanni in Florence” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Goulding, Christine, “Man Made: Agnolo Bronzino’s Male Portraits, 1530–1560” (Rutgers, R. Goffen)

Guest, Emma, “Virgil’s Eclogues in Italian Renaissance Art” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Hale, Meredith, “Romeyn de Hooghe and the Birth of Political Satire” (Columbia, S. Schama, D. Freedberg)

Havenstein, Ken, “Choreographing the City: Socio-Political Implications of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Dance Motif Included in the Good Government Fresco, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Horton, Heather, “The Problem of Theory, Practice and Authorship in Alberti” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Huckins, Pamela, “Furnishing the Northern Frontier: The Sacred Decoration of the California Mission Churches” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Hunter, Matthew, “Robert Hooke Fecit: Making and Knowing in Restoration England” (Chicago, J. Snyder)

Iarocci, Bernice, “The Santissima Annunziata of Florence and the Reception of Sacred Images During the Counter-Reformation Period” (Toronto, P. Sohm)

Ilchman, Frederick, “Tintoretto’s Judgment: Artistic Ambition in Counter-Reformation Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Johnston, Barbara, “Influences On the Iconography of ‘La Vie de la Magdalene’ By Godefroy and the Life of Louis of Savoy” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Karafel, Lorraine, “Mythology and Metamorphoses: Woven Grotesques For the Vatican Palace” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Karentzos, Loukas, “Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the Mid Sixteenth Century” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Karr, Suzanne, “Art: User’s Guide, Interactive and Sculptural Printmaking in the Renaissance” (Yale, C. Wood)

Kata, L., “Zurbaran’s Single Figure Saints in Spain and Latin America” (Bryn Mawr, G. McKim-Smith)

Kay, Nancy Chute, “The Sacred Public Sculptures of Counter-Reformation Antwerp” (Brown, J. Muller)

Kim, Il, “The Cult of Light in Fifteenth-Century Italian Renaissance Architecture” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Kirkland-Ives, Mitzi, “Narrative Performance and Devotional Experience in the Art of Hans Memling” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Kleinbub, Christian, “Vision and the Visionary in Raphael” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Lehman, Geoff, “Perspective and the Renaissance Landscape” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Lentz, Lamar, “The Most Perfect Painter: Pieter Bruegel and Abraham Ortelius” (UT Austin, J. Smith)

Levy, Madeleine, “Between Dialogo d’amore and Gesta d’amore: the Renaissance Discourse On Love and the Female Nude” (Indiana, Bloomington, G. Knox)

Locker, Jesse, “Artistic Theory in Spanish Naples, 1610–1656” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Maier, Jessica, “Imaging Rome: The Bufalini Plan of 1551 and Renaissance Visions of the Eternal City” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Mathias, Catherine A., “Textiles in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Portraiture” (Queen’s, Kingston, A. Murray)

McCall, Timothy, “Networks of Power in Quattrocento Emilia and Lombardy: Pier Maria Rossi’s Patronage of Art” (Michigan, P. Simons)

McIntosh, Laurentia, “Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painter Maria Van Oosterwych” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

McLane, Preston, “Alessandro Magnasco and the Painterly Picaresque” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Mintel, M. J. M., “Cangiante and Shot-Silk: Material Influence On Artistic Practice in Renaissance Italy” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast)

Moore, Chelsey, “Perino Del Vaga and the Inheritance of Raphael: Imaging the Court in an Age of Reform” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Morford, Michael, “Carving For a Future: Baccio Bandinelli Securing Medici Patronage Through His Mutual Fulfilling Propagandistic Hercules and Cacus” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Morse, Margaret, “The Arts of Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy: The Case of Venice” (Maryland, College Park, A. Colantuono)

Nalezyty, Susan, “Il Collezionismo Poetico: Cardinal Pietro Bembo and the Formation of Collecting Practices in Venice and Rome in the Early Sixteenth Century” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Neilson, Christina, “Theory and Practice in Andrea Del Verrocchio’s Bottega” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

O’Leary, Heather, “‘Viva Bacco E Viva Amore’: Bacchic Imagery in the Renaissance” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Olson-Rudenko, Jennifer, “Francisco de Zurbaran’s Paintings For the Calced and Discalced Mercedarians in Seville” (Penn State, J. C. Porter)

Onafuwa, Obayemi, “Bruegel’s Vernacular Bodies” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Onuf, Alexandra, “Local Terrains: The Small Landscape Prints and the Depiction of the Countryside in Early Modern Antwerp” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Park, Soo-Yeon, “Crucifixion With the Virgin Mary and Saint John” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Paul, Tanya, “The Power of the Seemingly Real: Artistry and Meaning in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting” (Virginia, L. Goedde)

Pederson, Jill, “Leonardo’s Circle: Studies in Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Milan, 1480–1500” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Peters, Emily J., “‘Den Gheheelen Loop Des Weerelts (The Whole Cycle of the World)’: Printed Processions and the Theater of Identity in Antwerp During the Dutch Revolt” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

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

Pokphanh, Roberta, “The Proceeds of Prosperity: Images of Money Management and Exchange in Dutch Genre Painting in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Poole, Katherine, “The Art of Conquest: Medici Patronage in Florence, Pisa and Siena, 1537–1609” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Prasad, Shilpa, “Genre and Theater in the Work of Guercino” (Johns Hopkins, E. Cropper)

Rejaie, Azar, “Renaissance Self-Portrayal: Embedded Self-Portraits, Artistic Identity and Vasari’s Program in Both Editions of the Lives” (Pittsburgh, D.Wilkins)

Robey, Jessica, “In Pursuit of a Civil Order: The Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the Microcosmic Collection, and the Circle of Abraham Ortelius and Joris Hoefnagel” (UC Santa Barbara, M. Meadow)

Rodriquez-Negron, Iraida, “Queens of the Spanish Golden Age: Iconography and Patronage of Isabella of Bourbon (1603–1644) and Mariana of Austria (1635–1696)” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Roman, Dulce, “Rubens and the Emergence of High Baroque Style in Spanish Painting” (Columbia, D. Freedberg)

Sandlin, Julianne Parse, “Religious Orders and Catholic Reform: Parisian Churches in the Reign of Louis Xiii” (Florida State, R. Neuman)

Savoy, Daniel, “The Aquatic Scenography of Architecture and Ritual in Renaissance Venice” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

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

Schweigert, Scott, “Preserving the Papacy: Urban VIII’s Matilda Projects” (Penn State, J. C. Porter)

Seaman, Natasha, “Archaism, Devotion, and the Critique of Caravaggio in the Religious Paintings of Hendrick Terbrugghen” (Boston, M. Zell)

Skelton, Kimberley, “Planning Anew: The English Country House and Social Identity in the 1650s” (Yale, S. Isenstadt)

Slominski, Suzan, “Bernini’s Tomb of Urban VIII in St. Peter’s: A Study of Art and Papal Power in the Context of the Counter-Reformation” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Smith, Jamie, “Ecce in Manibus Meis Descripsi Te: Passion Imagery of the Word in Northern Art of the Fifteenth Century” (Johns Hopkins, W. Melion)

Smith, Sharon C., “Planned Grandeur: A Comparative Study of Urban Expansion in Early Modern Italy and Mamluk Egypt” (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Spellman, Mary Alice, “Rembrandt’s Humor” (Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Stermole, Krystina K., “The League of Cambrai and Venetian Art” (Queen’s, Kingston, D. McTavish)

Streule, Wendy, “Objects of Desire: The Production and Consumption of Erotic Images in Seventeenth-Century Holland” (Rutgers, M. Westermann)

Struhal, Eva, “Lorenzo Lippi: Poet and Painter of the Florentine Seicento” (Johns Hopkins, C. Dempsey)

Tal, Guy, “Imago Maleficarum: Witchcraft in Italian Art and Culture, c. 1520–1650” (Indiana, Bloomington, B. Cole)

Terry, Allie, “Politics On the Cloister Walls: Fra Angelico and His Humanist Observers at San Marco” (Chicago, C. Cohen, I. Rowland)

Thomas, Robin, Ii, “Charles of Bourbon’s Naples: Architecture and Politics” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Waldrop, Gregory, “Sight Unseen: Priests and Visual Representation in Early Renaissance Italy” (UC Berkeley, L. Partridge)

Wamsler, Caroline A., “Picturing Heaven: The Trecento Decoration of the Sala Del Maggior Consiglio in Venice” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Wehmeier, Jennifer M., “Pictorial Reflections of the Imperial Presence, 1520–1524” (UCLA, J.Woods-Marsden)

White, Veronica, “Senio Illudere: the Development of the Capriccio in Italian Baroque Graphic Art” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand)

Whittemore, Leila, “Theory, Practice, and the Architectural Imagination: Filarete’s Treatise On Architecture and Early Sforza Urbanism, 1450–1464” (Columbia, J. Connors)

Woodall, Dena, “Sharing Space: Double Portraiture in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Zalamea, Patricia, “Visualizing Myth, Love, and Identity: Diana and Actaeon in Sixteenth-Century Court Imagery” (Rutgers, C. Puglisi)

Zillman, Molly, “Magdalene Van de Passe, Geertruydt Roghman, and the Example of Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Female Printmakers” (Delaware, P. Chapman)