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Virtual art gallery in France showcases Leonardo's 'power and grace'

At the manor house in central France where the artist spent the last three years of his life, a 12-minute immersive experience envelops the visitor with the paintings and the sketches that preceded them.

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Guy Wildenstein fraud trial: an inside glimpse of 'tax evasion' on a global scale

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Guy Wildenstein at court in Paris, September 2016. © Reuters Guy Wildenstein at court in Paris, September 2016. © Reuters

The delayed trial of the renowned art dealer Guy Wildenstein on tax fraud and money laundering charges has finally begun in Paris. Wildenstein and two other members of the Franco-American dynasty are accused of hiding from the tax authorities vast assets they inherited from the estate of Daniel Wildenstein senior, who died in 2001. The French authorities are claiming a total of 566 million euros in back taxes. Mediapart's legal affairs correspondent Michel Deléan has been in court to hear some of the extraordinary details in a trial that is expected to last for a month.