Linda Wolk-Simon is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Installation view of Gallery 616, ‘Paris in the Early Eighteenth Century’, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Met’s Old Masters, seen in a new light

European paintings still occupy prime real estate on Fifth Avenue – but a redisplay offers fresh insight into the Met’s hallowed holdings

3 Mar 2021
Self-portrait (1506), Raphael. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence

Was Raphael as saintly as they say?

The ‘Prince of Painters’ has been much mythologised by art historians in the 500 years since his death

8 Aug 2020
The Menil Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, designed by Johnston Marklee

‘All viewers are equal – no one is told how to see’ – at the Menil Drawing Institute

The latest addition to the Menil’s ‘neighbourhood of art’ in Houston offers an expanded vision of what drawing means

10 Aug 2019
Painted model for the apse fresco of the Gesù (detail; 1690), Giovanni Battista Gaulli. Church of the Gesù, Rome.

The Jesuit masterpieces coming to Connecticut

The Society of Jesus commissioned extraordinary works for its mother church in Rome – and they’re about to go on display on the East Coast

25 Jan 2018

Andrea del Sarto’s perfect chalk drawings

The Italian artist’s masterful works fully explore the possibilities of chalk

24 Dec 2015