Horse and rider in history


In the Russian nesting doll of narratives that is art history, “Secret Departure of Ivan the Terrible” is not merely a Nazi-looted work. It is also part of a genre – the man on horseback – that sweeps us from the ancient world to our own time, in which it has become a symbol of the controversy over Confederate monuments as well as a metaphor for dystopia.

Horse sense


We introduced you to Patricia’s Presents in our April (“Animal Passion”) issue. Owner Patricia Polk’s Ridgefield boutique fit right in, a treasure trove of…