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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

 

VIGEE LE BRUN AT THE MET: MUST I?

In its seemingly unrelenting search to come up with the “relevant,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving us “Vigee Lebrun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France” (through May 15). This is the first retrospective in modern times of Elisabeth Louise Vigee Lebrun (1755-1842), billed as “France’s last great royal portraitist,” and not so coincidentally, a woman Read More 
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