Guiding Star, Lost and Found : Judith Leyster Show at the National Gallery, Washington. September 2009.

It’s a bit of museum lore that reads like a novel, and not a very believable one. A Dutch woman living in the 1600s does something extraordinary and learns to paint. She becomes one of only two female members allowed into the painters’ guild in her native Haarlem. To mark her works, she devises an… Read More Guiding Star, Lost and Found : Judith Leyster Show at the National Gallery, Washington. September 2009.