THE WOMEN OF LOUIS XIV AND LOUIS XV
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Mademoiselle de Fontanges, Madame de La Vallière, Madame de Montespan, Madame de Maintenon ruled over the heart of Louis XIV while Louis XV was under the spell of Madame du Barry and the Marquise de Pompadour.
These women displayed a flamboyant personality and played a political, cultural and artistic role that was often decisive. Even today, their names are associated with modernity because of their independence and the style they promoted in the arts and literature.