Ingres, Princesse de Broglie (Metropolitan Museum Favorites, 20)

Tucked away in the triangular Lehman Wing, at the far west side of the Metropolitan Museum, is one of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s most stunning portraits. Its subject is wealthy, aristocratic beauty Joséphine-Éléonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn (1825-1860), Princesse de … 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