A groundbreaking study looks at the slave labour on which France’s maritime ambitions depended
Wolf Burchard pays tribute to the expertise and open-mindedness of the chairman of Masterpiece who was a pillar of the world of decorative arts
Throne chairs have acted as seats of power for centuries – but their form and meaning has evolved
Will a grant of €400 million euros bring the phenomenal Prussian royal collections to wider attention?
The Louvre-Lens has mounted a long overdue survey of Charles Le Brun’s prodigious talents
The construction of Berlin’s Humboldt Forum on the site of the former Stadtschloss raises challenging questions
The King is dead! Long live the King! Portraits of Louis XIV and his infant successor, Louis XV
Louis XIV’s tercentenary commemorated in exhibitions around the world
Colour in 17th-century France was a dirty but essential business
Too well behaved to be remembered: a rare bust of Marie-Thérèse offers a glimpse of the Sun King’s consort
In 1665 Louis XIV asked Bernini to design a new façade for the Louvre. What would it have meant for Paris if the Sun King had commissioned him?