Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 14)

Through January 8, 2017, the Metropolitan Museum is showing  Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant. The exhibition includes about 100 drawings by this top-notch 18th-century artist, some from the MMA, others from private collections in New York. Jean Honore Fragonard (1732–1806) , one of the greatest … Continue reading

What’s the big deal about Caravaggio? (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 12)

The Metropolitan Museum is showing “Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio” through January 16, 2017. But before we go beyond Caravaggio, let’s talk about what made Caravaggio himself such a big deal. Here’s The Last Supper, 1592-94, by Jacopo Tintoretto, who was … Continue reading