KCRW’s resident art critic and one-time teacher at Art Center College of Design, Edward Goldman, went on the air yesterday to introduce an esteemed lady friend to Southern Californians.
She is the alluring Comtesse d’ Haussonville — captured for the ages by French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
Goldman has called upon the Comtesse before, in her stately home on the Upper East Side. But even ladies must travel from time to time.
How did the travel — the change of scenery — suit the Comtesse?
“I went on Saturday … wanting to see if here, under the California sun, I would learn something new about her.”
Here’s what he discovered.
The Comtesse is visiting through Jan. 25.