About the Author
Frédéric Vitoux, a member of the prestigious Académie française and a literary and film critic for Le Nouvel Observateur, is both a novelist and essayist. He is the author of Living in Venice (Flammarion, 2007). Élisabeth Foucart-Walter is Chief Curator of the Painting Department at the Louvre. She co-wrote Painted Cat (Rizzoli, 1988), with Pierre Rosenberg.