The V&A’s new blockbuster spring show opens with a painting that celebrates the Swedish Queen Christina’s conversion from Protestantism to Catholicism. It shows a riotous procession of ornate floats, dancers and horsemen with unfeasibly large headdresses thronging the square in her honour. Welcome to the party.
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