Finding a new piece to a 16th century puzzle

Thanks to a donation from the Society of Friends (Quakers), the Louvre will expand its collection with a minor panel painting of major interest. Gallery Hubert Duchemin, has published an excellent analysis of the discovery on their website ( written by Amélie du Closel. The panel’s dimensions (80 x 60 cm), as well as its […]

Francine du Plessix Gray (1933–2019)

“We write out of revenge against reality, to dream and enter the lives of others,” wrote Francine du Plessix Gray. A French-American novelist, journalist, biographer art and literary critic, she recently passed away in Manhattan at the age of 88. Ms. Gray, whose elegant, often soulful books examined women’s lives and identities with great psychological insight, authored […]