Scottish pop stars, Egyptian surrealists and pastiche from Obama's painter: the week in art

By Jonathan Jones

Modern art takes the high road, the desert Dalís cringe before Paris, and Barack Obama's portraitist puts black fishermen centre stage – all in your weekly dispatch

Charles II: Art and Power
The Restoration in 1660 saw a rapid return of royal finery after the republican rule of Oliver Cromwell. Even the crown jewels needed remaking. Yet far from a frozen mask of reimposed regal authority, the new king, who had picked up some dissipated ways in his years of exile, created a libertine court. The sensualist royal painter Peter Lely captured all the decadent opulence perfectly.
Queen's Gallery, London, 8 December to 13 May.

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