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

Lucy Partman

The Figure and Figuration in Nineteenth-Century American Painting

Daniel Peacock

Alvin Langdon Coburn and the Question of Pictorial Reproducibility

Carmen Rosenberg-Miller

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

Hannah Smagh

The Embeddedness of Religion in the Classical Greek House and its Consequences for Social Practice

Nathan Stobaugh

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

Joanna Vickery

Ethnographic Re-Telling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten

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

David Liu

The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region

Adviser: Robert Bagley

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

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