Mónica Quiñones-Rivera is an art historian with a background in Classics from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s in Art History from Syracuse University. As part of her master’s degree, she researched landscapes in seventeenth-century Dutch art including two paintings, one by Frans Post (1612-1680) and one by Roelandt Savery (1578-1639). She finds Dutch landscapes particularly compelling because of their constructed nature. The compilation of different sketches into one landscape allowed Dutch artists to utilize the allure of supposed realism to present something very specific and often imaginary. When Mónica is not delving deeper into seventeenth-century Dutch landscapes, she is researching the use of Classical themes in art, from the early modern period to the present-day.