Art History Theses

2017

Abby Armstrong
Jeanne of Flanders and the Patronage of the Chapel of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary in Laon Catherdal
Advisor: Richard Leson

COMING SUMMER 2017
Savannah Hill
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Kelsey McCarey Soya
Advisor: Sarah Schaefer

2016

Caserta Hugdahl, Pamela
Eco Ephemeral
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Cornish, Emily
Gender Politics, Presence, and Erasure: Tattoo in In Pursuit of Venus [Infected] and Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique
Advisor: Matthew Francis Rarey

Hendrickson, Kara
Meaning in Motion
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Kniskern, Marin
Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski: Political Struggle and Metaphor
Advisor: Richard Leson

Murphy, Jackie
Colorscapes: Marko Spalatin 1970-2001
Adivsor: Kay Wells

Pipho, Nick
Comic Cuts: The Satirical Prints of Warrington Colescott
Advisor: Kay Wells

Tousignant, Kathleen
Tara Bogart: Modern Hair Studies
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

2015

Landre, Samantha
The Bel Composto in Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Cornaro Chapel
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Rafferty, Kate
American Beauty: 19th Century Landscapes
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Rhyner, Stephanie
Satirical Warfare: Guerilla Girls’ Performance and Activism from 1985-1995
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Rogan, Matt
Fashion and Identity in Georgian Britain: The Grand Tour Protraits of Pompeo Batoni
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Schmiesing, Stacey
Sardanapalus and Gender: Examining Gender in the works of Byron and Delacroix
Advisor: Kay Wells

Severson, Jordan
El Greco’s Portrait of Giulio Clovio as Creator: An Artistic Affinity and Assertion of Creative Identity
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Sims, Laura
Reflections on a Collection: The UWM Icons Fifty Years Later
Advisor: Richard Leson

Wilcox, Leigh
Semi-Living: Tissue Culture & Art Project’s Challenge in New Museum Theory
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

2014

Jacobs, Audrey
The Heraldic Casket of Saint Louis in the Louvre
Advisor: Richard Leson

Lopez, Juan
Impression & Projection: The Phantasmagoria in the Art of Goya, Robertson, and Méliès (thesis exhibition)
Images of the Last Judgment in Seville: Pacheco, Herrera el Viejo, and the Phenomenological Experience of Fear and Evil (thesis)
Advisors: Elena Gorfinkel; Tanya Tiffany

Schwartz, Geoffrey
The Cubist’s View of Montmartre: A Stylistic and Contextual Analysis of Juan Gris’ Cityscape Imagery, 1911-1912
Advisor:Kenneth Bendiner

2013

Bernath, April
Frans Masereel’s The Idea: Social Justice, Sexual Liberation, and Revolution in the Inter-War Period
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Endres, Amy
Painting Lucretia: Fear and Desire: A Feminist Discourse in Representations by Artemisia Gentileschi and Tintoretto
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

King, Sean
Painted Discourses: Lived Experience in the Nasca Visual System
Advisor: Andrea Stone

Marmor, Lail
Re-Visiting Rossetti: The Art of Frank Cadogan Cowper
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Sacotte, Cassie
The Morals of Marc Chagall
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Schulrud, Kristen
America through the Kitchen Window: Mid-twentieth Century American Culture through Kitchen Advertisements
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Seifert, Melissa
Sedimenting Solidarity: Signs from the Madison Protest
Advisor: Elena Gorfinkel

Siercks, Elizabeth (Powell)
Elevating the Wood Engraved Landscape: The Work of Elbridge Kingsley
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Teubner, Nina
Made You Look: Chicano Identity and Agency in Pilsen Murals
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

2012

Blas-Perez, Maria
Reassembling Margaret of Croy
Advisor: Richard Leson

Cannon, Mikeda
The Black Magi in Spanish Art
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Emerson, Amber (Parsons)
John Thomson’s Illustrations of China and its People: An Analysis of Selected Photographs
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Hasso, Jennifer
Am I Evil: A Stylistic and Iconographic Analysis of Heavy Metal Album Covers
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Motlani, Aisha
Political Discourse and Ethnic Differencing in Diego Velazquez’s Philip III and the Expulsion of the Moriscos
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Murphy, Leslie (Harwood)
William Morris’ Earthly Paradise: Precursor to the Private Press Movement
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Simonson, Rachel (Thole)
Kathe Kollwitz: An Artistic Response to Gender Issues of the Weimar Republic
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Torzok, Steve
Apocalypsis Stricte Interpretatur: Exegesis in the Margins of the Cloisters Apocalypse
Advisor: Richard Leson

2011

Barnett, Susan
Layers & Sediment: Steve Wellman Retrospective
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Christman, Kelly (Brown)
The Gig-Poster Explosion: Artists and Collectors of Milwaukee
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Crouchley, Annie
Mexico Through the Lens:  The Photography of Paul Strand and Manuel Carrillo
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Diener, Shannon
Unifying the Haggadah: Revisiting Its Creation
Advisor: Richard Leson

Gold, Gabrielle
The Redemption of the Bear in Medieval Art
Advisor: Richard Leson

Lowther, Angela
American Japonisme: A New Perspective
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Martinez-Garcia, Daniela
Picasso’s Owl: Picasso in the UWM Art Collection
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Pasewald, Renee
Between the Lines: Formal Consideration of Jules Feiffer at The Village Voice: 1956-1961
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Story, Christa (Simpson)
Henri-Gabriel Ibels: Beyond the Nabis
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Vander Weit, Rachel
U R NOT A (star)  Performing the Portrait: The Photographs of J. Shimon & J. Lindemann
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Wetzel, Margo
Sally Mann’s “Truths Told Slant” in Immediate Family
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

2010

Gaustad, Emily
Oldenburg’s Process: from Print to Monument
Advisor: Jennifer Johung

Hazard, Alice “Maggie”
Educational Imagery In the work of Pierre-August Renoir
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Hussman, Ashley
Rural Tradition and Urban Change: The New Deal and Wisconsin Printmakers
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Iselin, Katherine
Sex for Art’s Sake: Sex Art of the Roman Empire
Advisor: Derek Counts

Petterson, Erika
Scipio Africanus as a Narrative Figure in Early Seventeenth Century Flanders: the Analysis and Identification of Two Flemish Tapestries from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection
Advisor: Richard Leson

Rothmann, Sarah
The Marquette Hours: Production & Devotion
Advisor: Richard Leson

2009

Connor, Mary Jane
Distinctively Oceanic: Tracing Contemporary Art in Fiji During an Era of Decolonization and Globalization
Advisor: Andrea Stone

Doty, Sarah
American Grotesque: An Outsider’s Observations.  Eduardo Paolozzi’s General Dynamic F.U.N.
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Jaskierny, Diana
Entry Into the Sacred: Russian and Ukrainian Religious Icons
Advisor: Richard Leson

Matury-Vacaro, Talia
Variations on the Cityscape: Piranesi, Meryon and Their Contemporaries
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Negri, Kate
The Pen and the Sword: Changes in Teresian Imagery in Golden Age Spain
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Stolte, Sarah
Revealing Treasures: Kwakwaka’wakw Masks of the Samuel Barrett Collection at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Advisor: Andrea Stone

2008

Duckens, Mara
Western Zhou Views of Gender, Marriage and Femininity Among the Elite
Advisor: Ying Wang

Gong, Xin
All the Ways to Heaven: The Symbolization of the Money Tree in Eastern Han Dynasty
Advisor: Ying Wang

Hepp, Kelly
The Art Historical and Cultural Context of Italo-Corinthian Pottery:  Three Vases from the Milwaukee Public Museum
Advisor: Derek Counts

Hill, Kathleen “Kitty”
Gerrit Sinclair and the Milwaukee Scene
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Luedke, Christopher
The Battle Scene at Ixmiquilpan: Thematic Duality and Interpretation
Advisor: Eduardo Douglas

Maxted, Melody
A Paradigm of Flattery: Velazquez’s Role at Court and the Surrender of Breda
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

McBride, Stephanie
Religious Fanaticism and William Hogarth
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Omholt, Melissa
The Barnett Painting: The Fortune Teller

Piehl, Teresa
Robert von Neumann: Rediscovered
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Rich, Sara
‘She Who Treads on Water’: Sacred/Secular in Phoenician Material Culture
Advisor: Derek Counts

Winzenz, Karon
A Study of Sacred Bundles, Bundling Practices, and Bundling Rituals on Classic Maya Ceramic Vessels
Advisor: Andrea Stone

2007

Carrozza, Alexis
Ellsworth Kelly and His Critics
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Cook, Ashley
Ritual and the Ruthwell Cross:  Performance in the Ruthwell Community
Advisor: Christina Maranci

Etzler, Eleanore
Progressive Era Politics in the Sculpture of Abastenia St. Leger Eberle
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Netolicka, Anita
Der Blaue Reiter Almanach:  Artists and Influences
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

2006

Aschenbrenner, Michael
The Hope of a Nation:  Frederic Edwin Church’s Our Banner In The Sky and Aurora Borealis
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Druker, Mara
Creating  Her Own Space:  Lilian Rice’s Architectural Vision for San Diego
Advisor: Christina Maranci

2005

Beaulieu, Rebekah
Blind Spot: A Visual Forum of Contemporary Young Milwaukee
Advisor: Melanie Marino

Leverett, Lisa
A Tangled Web: Velazquez’s Las Hilanderas
Advisor: Tanya Tiffany

Murrell, Katherine
The Religious Paintings of Bouguereau 1876-1880
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Negley, Lena
The Cult of Domesticity: Examining the Life and Work of Lilly Martin Spencer
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Rather, Shannon
Blind Spot: A Visual Forum of Contemporary Young Milwaukee

Stetter, Cheryl
Lois Mailou Jones’ Les Fetiches: A Cultural and Iconographic Study
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

2004

Carlson, Beth
Travel Photography and the Western Image of Tibet:  The Work of Harrison Forman
Advisor: Ying Wang

Ford, Patrick
LeDoux Redux: The Changing Interpretations of the Architecture of Claude-Nicolas LeDoux in the 20th Century

Jackson, Julia
A Canine Perspective:  William Yunker’s Dog Portraits

Mulvaney, Brooke
Made for Color:  American Screenprints, 1930s to the Present
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Rudy-Valli, Valerie
The German Expressionist Nude

2003

Davis, Annie
The Horses of Theodore Gericault
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Derenne, Nicole
Women at Work:  Contemporary Art and Feminist Theory
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Taylor, Larry
Robert Morris and Spirituality in Minimalism and Post-Minimalism

2002

Callan, Meaghan
Engraving Their Place:  Hogarth, Rowlandson and the Women They Created
Advisor: Barry Wind

Flaig, Elizabeth
Engraving Their Place:  Hogarth, Rowlandson and the Women They Created
Advisor: Barry Wind

Lakatos, Kurt
Pop Effigies:  A Visual History of Death Imagery In Punk Graphics

Perkins, Melissa
Imagery of the Primitive: Quest For the Real Samoa
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Post, Anne
Building a National Identity:  Photographs of the Western Frontier: 1860-1880
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Sawinski, Catherine
The Family Album:  Claiming a Space In History
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

2001

Bedalov, Nancy
Who do You Think You Are?:  The Art of James Bojarzuk
Advisor: Jeffrey Hayes

Gunji, Naoko
The Reappraisal of the Mona Lisa
Advisor: Barry Wind

Signer, Lori
Sasha Kinens:  Paintings and Drawings
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

2000

Hazard, Erin
George Wilkinson’s Irish Workhouses
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner

Kielley, Ina
An Analysis of the Donegal Castle in Donegal, Ireland
Advisor: Larry Hoey

Klima, Alice
Review of Bohemian Late Medieval Architecture: Vaulting, Structure, and Culture
Advisor: Jane Waldbaum

Moralde, Jocelyn
Process & Repose:  Paintings by Eugene Paul Ullman (1877-1953)

Pagnucci, Anna
Bacchus, God of Pleasure and Excess
Advisor: Barry Wind

Wenzlaff, Shad
George Grosz and the Traditions of Caricature:  A Consideration of His Sources
Advisor: Kenneth Bendiner