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Old 01-18-2013, 04:51 AM
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This one is truly awful!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...t-storage.html
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:02 PM
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OMG! That is horrible. The upside is, it looks nothing like QE2. That could be anyone, with a giraffe neck. Kate's portrait looks like she would be about 10 years older. Lower, less defined cheekbones, and her eyes are not balanced. The slight smirk is nice. Consider how many portraits the queen has sat for, not counting the ones just done. This is not the only portrait Kate will sit for, and I think it is a good first start.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:11 AM
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I quite like the portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge. It's a good likeness of her
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:14 AM
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A nice one of William and Harry painted by the same artist who painted Catherine's:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/...55_964x883.jpg

I like this portrait.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM
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Carol of Wales:
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http://www.vanityfair.com/online/dai...l-portrait.jpg
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:05 AM
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Beautiful Portrait of HM Queen Victoria:
http://europeanmonarchies.tumblr.com/image/40939035741
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:05 PM
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the portrait of william and harry is nice, but the portrait of catherine is horrible!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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A nice one of William and Harry painted by the same artist who painted Catherine's:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/...55_964x883.jpg

I like this portrait.
So do I but it is not the same artist that painted Catherine's portrait. The painting of the brothers was painted by Nicky Phillips and she was commissioned by Prince Charles privately to paint a picture of Catherine for William's 30th birthday which we have never seen.

Catherine's official painting for the National Gallery was painted by Paul Emsley.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:17 PM
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Beautiful Portrait of HM Queen Victoria:
http://europeanmonarchies.tumblr.com/image/40939035741
I really do like that portrait; a harmonious merger of an Egyptian Pharaoh and a European Queen.
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I'm sure that John Napper put a lot of effort into it, but that's hilarious!
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should have gone to specsavers!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:21 PM
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To be fair, John Napper has never been much of a portraitist.
One look at some of his other works makes it clear why tasking him with the portrait of Her Majesty was never a good idea.
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If some had not said it was QE2, I would never have guessed. It looks nothing like her. The Sex Pistols did a better job
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Queen Coronation anniversary portrait the 'ultimate commission'-
Dan Llywelyn Hall has painted the Queen for the 60th anniversary of her Coronation. He tells Alice Vincent about the most challenging painting he's ever done:
Queen Coronation anniversary portrait the 'ultimate commission' - Telegraph
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Here is a link to Hall's web site and his portraits. Dan Llywelyn Hall, Artist: People Gallery

I am sure a lot of people will not like the color palate. It may not be a pretty likeness but it does show some complexity - as well as the likeness with Charles.

Sometimes I wonder what is more intimidating, to do a portrait of a beloved figure or to have one's portrait painted.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:46 PM
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what we need to remember is that it isn't a photograph. If that is what is wanted then it would have been done
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:17 AM
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A new portrait of the Queen is unveiled at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. - hellomagazine.com
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I like the colours used and the style. I don't think the proportions used in the head and body of the subject are quite exact, but that maybe on account of the angle the photo is taken.
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I like the colours used and the style. I don't think the proportions used in the head and body of the subject are quite exact, but that maybe on account of the angle the photo is taken.
Jack - he does use a bit of distortion in his portraits - some of them to magnificent effect. If you look at his website and also view his landscapes, you can see a distinct influence from Gauguin - which helps to make the distortion and color choice more understandable.

Honestly, I like this portrait. It made me think about the Queen in a different way and in that way, the portrait does its job.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:22 PM
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Jack - he does use a bit of distortion in his portraits - some of them to magnificent effect. If you look at his website and also view his landscapes, you can see a distinct influence from Gauguin - which helps to make the distortion and color choice more understandable.

Honestly, I like this portrait. It made me think about the Queen in a different way and in that way, the portrait does its job.
Really interesting post. His style is there for all to see and the people who commissioned him knew exactly what they were getting. So why the surprise?

I think it is a great approach to have different artists attempt to define this icon - because pictorially that is what she is.
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