We bring you a look at this week’s culture news, starting with the death of a musical great. Tributes have been flooding in for Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who’s died at the age of 91. We also visit Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for the Caravaggio/Bernini: Baroque in Rome exhibition and Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, where the French painter James Tissot is in the spotlight.
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.