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Members' Research Reports, 2011 – 2016

Every fellow submits a written summary of the independent research accomplished while in residence at the Center, for publication in the annual Center Report. These reports often represent the first published record of new research, and as such we hope they are useful to scholars working on related topics. For research reports published before 2011, please see the annual Center reports.

Yuka Kadoi, University of Edinburgh
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2015
Inventing Persian Art


Subhashini Kaligotla
[Columbia University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India’s Deccan Region


Kristopher W. Kersey [University of California, Berkeley]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2012 – 2014
Emperor GoShirakawa and the Image of Classical Japan


Michael Kiene, Universität zu Köln
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2013
Jacques-Ignace Hittorff: The Discovery of Polychromy in the Ancient Architecture of Sicily and the Consequences for Contemporary Art and Archaeology in France

Miri Kim [Princeton University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2013 – 2015
"Right Matter in the Right Place": The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder
 

Stefan Krause, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 4 – December 19, 2014
Freydal, the Tournament Book of Emperor Maximilian I: The Washington Manuscript


Thomas Kren
, J. Paul Getty Museum, emeritus
Edmond J Safra Visiting Professor, spring 2016
The Nude in the Renaissance in Europe, 1400 – 1530


Vladimir Kulić
, Florida Atlantic University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2015
Architecture's Expanded Field: Bogdan Bogdanović and an Alternative Genealogy of Postmodernism


Ulf Küster
, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 5 – February 28, 2014
Courbet’s Amphibologie


Mireille Lee
, Vanderbilt University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 1, 2014
The Life of an Ancient Greek Mirror


Sonya S. Lee
, University of Southern California
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Between Culture and Nature: Cave Temples of Sichuan


Melissa Beck Lemke, National Gallery of Art
Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellow, 2015 – 2016
“No witchery of the camera”: Clarence Kennedy as Photographer, Art Historian, and Innovator


Stephanie C. Leone
, Boston College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 4 – December 31, 2014
The Arts in Baroque Rome under Pope Innocent X Pamphilj and His Family (1644 – 1672)
 

Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, fall 2011
How to Talk about Art: Differences and Limits of Art Theory, Art Criticism, Art History, and Aesthetics


Estelle Lingo, University of Washington, Seattle
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Francesco Mochi and the Edge of Tradition



Stuart Lingo, University of Washington, Seattle
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2012 – 2013
Bronzino's Bodies: Fortunes of the Ideal Nude in an Age of Reform


Lihong Liu
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 – 2015
The Real Scene: Painting and Place in China, 1450 – 1550

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 – 2016
The Real Scene: Painting, Life, and Place in China, 1450–1550


Fernando Loffredo

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 – 2017
A Corsair History of Sculpture: Abducting Italian Fountains in the Early Modern Mediterranean


Di Yin Lu
[Harvard University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2010 – 2012
Seizing Civilization: Antiquities in Shanghai's Custody, 1949 – 1996

David M. Lubin, Wake Forest University
William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2013 – 2014
Grand Illusions


Eleonora Luciano
, National Gallery of Art
Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellow, February 1 – March 31 and May 1 – June 30, 2014
More Than a Masterpiece: A Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga


Caroline Maniaque-Benton
, Université Paris-Est / École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 30, 2012
Sources of the Alternative Architecture Movement



Frank Martin
, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Freie Universität Berlin
Scholar in Residence, September 1 – November 9, 2012
Antique Portraits in the Dresden Sculpture Collection: Their Use and Reuse in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries


Louisa C. Matthew, Union College, Schenectady
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 29, 2012
Colors and Colorants in Renaissance Venice

Catherine Maumi, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2012
Victor Gruen: A New Architecture for Our Urban Environment



Leo G. Mazow, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2015
Hopper's Hotels


Sarah Blake McHam, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2014 – 2015
Rejoice, Lucky Padua, in the Treasure That You Possess
 

Brendan McMahon [University of Southern California]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2014 – 2016
“Where sight is scarcely able to assure”:  Iridescence, Vision, and Belief in the Early Modern Hispanic World


Barbara Mennel
, University of Florida
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 17 – August 15, 2013
Women and Work in Contemporary European Cinema
 

Angela Miller, Washington University in St. Louis
William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Reason, Magic, and Eros in American Art at Mid-Twentieth Century: The Artists and Writers in the Circle of Lincoln Kirstein


Mary Miller
, Yale University
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The Gold Disks of the Sacred Cenote, Chichen Itza


Raffaella Morselli
, Università di Teramo, Italy
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 3 – April 30, 2014
The Artist’s Portfolio: Creating, Producing, and Earning in Bologna in the Seventeenth Century


Barbara Mundy
, Fordham University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The Embodiment of the Word: The Impact of European Books and Print Culture in the New World


Mauro Mussolin
, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Michelangelo and Paper as Palimpsest


J. Nicholas Napoli
, Pratt Institute
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, June 10 – August 8, 2013
The High Altar of San Martino in Naples: Toward Enlightened Magnificence

Jennifer Nelson [Yale University]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2012 – 2013
Image beyond Likeness: The Chimerism of Early Protestant Visuality


Robert S. Nelson, Yale University
Samuel H. Kress Professor, 2014 – 2015
Gifts of Presence: Itineraries of a Greek Manuscript from Constantinople to Florence and from the Middles Ages to the Enlightenment


Jason E. Nguyen
 [Harvard University]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Constructing Classicism: Architectural Theory, Practice, and Expertise in Late Seventeenth-Century Paris


Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols
, The Walters Art Museum
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010 – 2011
The Pompeian Revival Style in the United States


Joshua O'Driscoll
[Harvard University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2011 – 2014
Image and Inscription in the Painterly Manuscripts from Ottonian Cologne


Anna Ottani Cavina, Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, spring 2014
Landscape Studies: Exploring Visual Representations of Nature


Elisabeth Oy-Marra
, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2011
An Annotated Bilingual Edition of Giovan Pietro Bellori's Le vite de’ pittori, scultori et architetti moderni


Nassos Papalexandrou, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Monsters, Fear, and the Uncanny in the Preclassical Mediterranean


Ann E. Patnaude
[University of Chicago]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2012 – 2013
Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions and Mulitple Media in Greek Art, c. 675 – 336 BCE


Ulrich Pfisterer
, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2013
The "Episteme of Lines’": Printed Drawing Books in Europe, c. 1525 ‒  1625


Mark Salber Phillips
, Carleton University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, December 3, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Distance and History Painting

Amy Powell, University of California, Irvine
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2011 – 2012
The Whitewashed Image: Iconoclasm and Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscapes


Dominique Poulot, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
Making Things Precious across the Atlantic: Negotiating Values, Possession, and Knowledge in the Early Development of National Museums in France and America, 1780 – 1840


Emily Pugh
Research Associate, 2011 – 2012
Architecture and Political Identity: Representing Divided Berlin During the Cold War

Research Associate, 2012 – 2013
SoHo, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg: Art, Activism, and the Urban Built Environment in the Late Cold War

Research Associate, 2013 – 2014
SoHo, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg: Activism and Urban Renewal in the Late Cold War


David Pullins
[Harvard University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2012 – 2015
Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Robert
 

Jennifer Purtle, University of Toronto
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2011 – 2012
Forms of Cosmpolitanism in the Sino-Mogul City