In Progress

Caitlin Karyadi

Shen Nanpin and the Theorization of Painting in Early-Modern Japan

Adviser: Andrew Watsky

Denise Koller

Painting as "Construction": Ground and Compositional Tectonics in Ferdinand Hodler's Parallelist Paintings (1889-1918)

Meseret Oldjira

Commemoration and Community: Illuminated Gospel Manuscripts in Monastic Ethiopia, 1280-1350

Daniel Peacock

Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Question of Pictorial Reproducibility

Lucy Partman

The Figure and Figuration in Nineteenth-Century American Painting

Carmen Rosenberg-Miller

Representing Difference: Painting and Performance in the Art of Raffaëlli and His Circle

Nathan Stobaugh

Suggestions: Art and the Influence of the Psyche after National Socialism

Justin Willson

The Moods of Early Russian Art: A Belated Chapter of Byzantine Aesthetics

Brandon Green

Confronting the Past in the Critical Third Century

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian

Madeleine Haddon

Local Color: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Paintings of Spain 

Adviser: Bridget Alsdorf

Daniel Healey

Retrospective Styles in Roman Visual Culture

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian

Katherine King

Deliberate Defacement: Provocation and Response in Byzantine Illuminated Manuscripts

Adviser: Charlie Barber

Perrin Lathrop

A Sublime Art: Akinola Lasekan and Colonial Modernism in Nigeria

Adviser: Chika Okeke-Agulu

Benjamin Murphy

Fieldwork: Problems of Observation in Latin American Video

Adviser: Irene V. Small

Caitlin Ryan

Documents of Social Life: Photography in Popular Front France

Adviser: Elizabeth Anne McCauley

Jakob Schillinger

The Improvement of Contemporary Art From Information Aesthetics to Post-Conceptual Painting

Adviser: Hal Foster

Kimia Shahi

Margin, Surface, Depth: Picturing the Contours of the Marine in 19th-Century America

Adviser: Rachael Z. DeLue

Luciano Vanni

The Renovation of the Habsburg-Lorraine residences: Eighteenth-century Imperial and Archducal Palaces in Prague, Brussels, and Florence

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Mai Yamaguchi

Paintings, Bound: The Problems of Reading Nineteenth-Century Japanese Printed Pictorial Books

Adviser: Andrew Watsky

Heather Russo

Concordia and Succession at Rome

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian

Alex Bacon

Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s

Adviser: Hal Foster

Rebecca Ben

Copying Leonardo: The Paintings and Their Collectors, 1475–1620

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Amanda Bock

Staging the Social Document in the Progressive Era: Jacob Riis, Frances Johnston, Lewis Hine

Adviser: Elizabeth Anne McCauley

Holly Borham

The Art of Confession: Picturing Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Catholicism in Northwest Germany, 1580–1620

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Johanna Burton

The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s

Adviser: Hal Foster

Charles Butcosk

Wassily Kandinsky and the Vicissitudes of das Innere, 1908–1914

Adviser: Brigid Doherty

Yecheng (Kent) Cao

The Middle Yangtze Region in the Eleventh and Tenth Centuries BCE

Adviser: Robert Bagley

Sabrina Carletti

Xul Solar and the Formation of the Argentinean Avant-Garde: Sociability, Tactility, Language, and the Revision of the Depicted Body

Adviser: Brigid Doherty

Sria Chatterjee

Making Nature Matter: Case Studies in the Politics of Art and Ecology in Modern India

Adviser: Esther da Costa Meyer

Sonia de Laforcade

Convictions: The Slide Lecture in Brazilian Art and Education, 1968–78

Adviser: Irene V. Small

Erica DiBenedetto

Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt's Art, 1965–1980

Adviser: Brigid Doherty

Kirsten Hammer Dueck

The Art of War: Battle Paintings of New Spain, 1665–1714

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Natalie Dupêcher

Language, Body, World: The Art of Hans Bellmer

Adviser: Brigid Doherty

Mirka Fette

Johann Georg Bendl: Premier Sculptor of Prague’s Early Baroque

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Jonathan Fine

Mandu Yenu Thrones: Tradition, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Bamum Kingdom, 1885–2008

Adviser: Chika Okeke-Agulu

Elizabeth Gebauer

Glorious Pulpits: Flemish Preekstoelen, 1650–1750

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Megan Goldman-Petri

The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian

Niels Henriksen

Asger Jorn and the Classification of Disfiguration 1948–65

Adviser: Hal Foster

Megan Heuer

A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931

Adviser: Hal Foster

Frances Jacobus-Parker

The Art of Vija Celmins

Adviser: Hal Foster

Sol Jung

Assembling ‘Korea’: Peninsular Arts in Sixteenth-Century Japan

Adviser: Andrew Watsky

Loukas Karentzos

Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the Mid-Sixteenth Century

Adviser: John Pinto

Elizabeth J. Kessler

I am the True Vine: Acculturation, Appropriation, and Assimilation in Religious Iconography of Late Antiquity

Adviser: William Childs

Miri Kim

"Right Matter in the Right Place": The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder

Adviser: Rachael Z. DeLue

Jamie Kwan

From Flanders to Fontainebleau: The Flemish Presence in the French Renaissance

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

John Lansdowne

The Dead Christ on Display at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome

Adviser: Charles Barber; Nino Zchomelidse (Johns Hopkins)

Laura Lesswing

The Histories of Greek Cult Statues outside of Ritual

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian

Leigh Anne Lieberman

The Persistent Past: Refoundations in Sicily and Magna Graecia in the 5th and 4th Centuries BCE

Adviser: Michael Koortbojian, Nathan Arrington, Nino Luraghi (Classics)

David Liu

The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region

Adviser: Robert Bagley

Ellen Macfarlane

Seeing Plus: The Photography of Group f.64

Adviser: Elizabeth Anne McCauley

William McManus

"When we made movies just to make them": Warhol's Films and the Surface of the 1960s

Adviser: Hal Foster

Christina Papadimitriou

The MARS Group: Going Modern in Britain, 1933–1957

Adviser: Esther da Costa Meyer

Ying Sze Pek

Documentary Expanded: The Work of Hito Steyerl, 1994-2015

Adviser: Brigid Doherty

Peng Peng

The Lost-Wax Process in Bronze Age China

Adviser: Robert Bagley

Kristin Poor

The Sculptural Prop and the Activation of the Object, 1960–1979

Adviser: Hal Foster

Haneen Rabie

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Reuse in Postmodern Design

Adviser: Esther da Costa Meyer

Ryan Reineck

"Our Decorative Scheme": Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–1919 

Adviser: Hal Foster

Gregory Seiffert

The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680

Adviser: Jerome Silbergeld

Emily L. Spratt

Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period

Adviser: Patricia Fortini Brown

Christina Stacey

Veri Ritratti: Pietro Longhi and Genre Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice

Adviser: Patricia Fortini Brown

Phil Taylor

Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism

Adviser: Elizabeth Anne McCauley

Diana Tuite

Methods for Modernism: Arthur Wesley Dow Intersects the Stieglitz Circle

Adviser: Rachael Z. DeLue

Stephanie H. Tung

Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China

Adviser: Jerome Silbergeld

Kjell Wangensteen

Hyperborean Baroque: European Representations of the Far North, 1644–1716

Adviser: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

Kim Wishart

Collaboration in Painting Practice: Notions of Individuality and Quality in Chinese Art

Adviser: Jerome Silbergeld

Hannah Yohalem

The Johns Device: The Intersection of Bodies, Words, and Objects in Jasper Johns’s Art, 1959–1972

Adviser: Hal Foster

Laura Zukerman

Pages of Memory: Paper Travel in Renaissance Europe, 1480–1600

Adviser: Patricia Fortini Brown