Isabel Baldrich

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Isabel Barldrich

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Research Interests

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European

Isabel Baldrich, a second year MA student in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, received her BA in Art History with University and Departmental Honors and a Writing Certificate from the University of Iowa. Her Honors Thesis, “The Aesthetics of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Virtuous and Fallen Women,” addresses the painter’s depiction of distinct facial features in his female figures and how physiognomy and his Italianate sensibilities were significant throughout his oeuvre. She has presented her research at The Ohio State University’s Summer Research Opportunity Program and the Museo de Arte de Ponce.

She is currently conducting research on Anne-Louis Girodet’s Portrait du C. Belley, ex-représentant des Colonies, and her investigation will address the painting’s racial ambivalence to provide a better understanding of the artwork, its painter, and its role within the first Republic.