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Old 02-10-2017, 11:08 AM
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I really like them,Queen Maxima looks so regal!
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:17 AM
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Beautiful portraits and a very specific and classic style we do not often see these days. The artist has clearly taken where they are now hanged into consideration when painting them.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:30 PM
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That's enormously flattering to W-A. Has he ever been that handsome? Personally, I don't think so.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:34 PM
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I am pleasantly surprised that in 2017 still such classic portraits are ordered. One could easily be blamed for being conservative, but for that monumental wonderful location these two portraits were just perfect and in harmony.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:47 PM
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Queen Maxima wears a great Orange Dress but the End of her Sash is not at the right place.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:55 PM
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She always wears her cordons so that the star, or cross, or whatever pendant, is facing the viewer. When you look to other royal ladies (and gentlemen) that mode seems not unusual.
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I must say beside the issue of him being much more slimmer, this think with his hand in his weight like a show girls, mmmmm, not for me........
I like her painting, very glamorous!
and I like that they went with tradition
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Traditional ? yes.. Well painted NO...The likenesses are adequate, but it is not HIGH quality portraiture
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the problem i have with some of the modern painter is that they try hard to make the portrait realistic and almost looks like a picture and while trying to be realistic it goes to the verge of looking more cartoonish we need more portrait like this one QEII if the royals wanted a realistc portrait they would had gone with photographed photo not a portrait .
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THIS is a modern portrait [worthy of the name] ! By Richard Stone.
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I love their portraits! very nice!
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:58 PM
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2 portraits (made by painter Urban Larsson) king willem alexander queen maxima
and a Portrait of Queen Maxima by Dutch artist Judith Steenkamer .
King Willem Alexander's pose is reminiscent of a 19th century gentleman and, I regret to say that, but it looks like the artist took away a few pounds from the king.
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King Willem Alexander's pose is reminiscent of a 19th century gentleman and, I regret to say that, but it looks like the artist took away a few pounds from the king.
That is not unusual. Photoshopping, retouching, artistic freedom, it is of all time. I would urge to consider the size (almost double real life size), the location (high in a staircase), and the contralight (next to glass-in-lead windows) plus indirect lighting (big candelabras on the stairs) which have an effect on paintings. For such a distance it is not needed to have an ultra fine technique. It is different from seeing a portrait face à face in a salon or a museum. This important couleur locale which forms a symbiosis with the artwork can not be left out of the frame to get a good idea of these two portraits on that specific place.
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the problem i have with some of the modern painter is that they try hard to make the portrait realistic and almost looks like a picture and while trying to be realistic it goes to the verge of looking more cartoonish we need more portrait like this one QEII if the royals wanted a realistc portrait they would had gone with photographed photo not a portrait .
I think the problem with some modern painters rather is that they create such UNrealistic, unresembling portraits, the models often look like monsters or, as Queen Margrethe once put it, like if she would like to eat children...
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Which tiara is Queen Máxima wearing in the portrait ?
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Which tiara is Queen Máxima wearing in the portrait ?
This dress and this diadem: picture
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:21 AM
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I love their portraits! very nice!
So do I,the portraits are what they say,very becoming..
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The portraits are lovely. Mr Larson's depiction has a refreshing air of royal portrait traditionalism. Although I understand the symbolism behind Queen Maxima's dress, I think that another brighter/stronger coloured dress would have been a better choice.
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A large portrait of Princess Beatrix by the Dutch Artist Ans Markus will be among the recent acquisitions to be exhibited at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn this year

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