Claudia Barbieri Childs

Théodore Rousseau, the early eco-warrior, gets Paris show

The leader of the Barbizon School was a cultural and social rebel, and a precursor of environmentalism


New book sees ‘outsider artists’ as part of a creative spectrum rather than a world apart

The publication also explores how artists on the periphery might interact with the art market

Lee Miller’s life and work explored in images and outfits at the Brighton Museum

Newly discovered clothes from the attic of the photographer's house are shown alongside 35 of her best-known works

Sea change: how a trip to the Riviera with Renoir changed Monet's painting

A summer blockbuster at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum will examine a pivotal moment in the Impressionist's career

Beyond Picasso: the other Guernicas are brought together for exhibition in northern France

Artist responses to the 1937 bombing in the Basque Country include René Iché's disturbing sculpture and a piece by protégé of Henri Matisse

Paris museum dedicated to the pioneering work of French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle reopens after two-year restoration

The French artist worked as Auguste Rodin’s assistant before teaching sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Hans Arp, but a newly remodelled museum hopes to centre the importance of his own work

Marilyn Stafford, a pioneer of street and fashion photography, has died, aged 97

Social observation was key to the work of the recently rediscovered protégée of Francesco Scavullo and Henri Cartier-Bresson

Louis XV's official mistress leaves the shadows, as restoration of her Versailles apartment reveals secretive life

Madame du Barry, whose life is the subject of a new Netflix film, was born into poverty and sold trinkets on the streets of Paris before joining court circles in her 20s


French-Algerian artist Zineb Sedira on the politics of the sea and why she felt at home moving to Brixton in the 1980s

The artist, who is representing France at this year’s Venice Biennale, speaks ahead of her forthcoming exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion

A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

Frank Cohen’s collection goes on the block down under

Sale at Mossgreen in Melbourne has Asian contemporary focus and aims to appeal to expatriate community

Design auctions buck the downward trend

Expanded access via online platforms has boosted the market for the masters of Modernist furniture

Renoir’s restored home becomes a museum

The French Impressionist’s former summer residence in Essoyes opens to the public in June after a major overhaul of its gardens and fin-de-siècle interiors

Salon du Dessin bucks the trend of Paris fairs with a boost in attendance and strong sales

More than 13,000 visitors came out to see and buy works on paper at the six-day event

Rodin's mistress Camille Claudel steps out of sculptor’s shadow with a museum of her own

French artist’s former home displays the rare works she did not destroy after their tragic affair ended

What does the election mean for France’s art market?

The country’s presidential election on 7 May could strengthen or derail the trade, with the emergence of far-right contender Marine Le Pen a particular cause for concern

Eiffel Tower to get a €300m facelift

The 15-year plan is intended to bolster Paris’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games and 2025 World’s Fair

Qianlong seal scooped up by Chinese collector for €21m at Paris auction

The object, owned by one of China’s longest serving emperors, sold for more than 20 times its estimate

Sex sells: Paris’s Musée de l’Érotisme collection hits the auction block

The museum in the Pigalle red light district closed its doors, but you can take home one of its naughty objects

Kader Attia wins France's prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize

All four shortlisted artists share a dual cultural identity—a clear political statement by the jury at a time of rising nationalism and tensions over immigration

Single-owner sales a-go-go in Paris

Salerooms keep sourcing strong collections as auction season kicks off

Cécile Bernard appointed general manager of Sotheby’s France

The Old Master specialist is a strong advocate of online business development and of promoting Paris as an international marketplace

Artist transforms French cathedral treasury into an Aladdin’s cave of colour

Jean-Michel Othoniel used his trademark coloured beads to create an immersive environment