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Old 09-03-2016, 01:08 PM
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Ralph Wolf Cowan is reponsible for the tackiest royal portraits ever.
Just a look at some of his work will make you cringe ... big time !

http://ralphcowan.weebly.com/uploads...458893.png?218

http://toc.h-cdn.co/assets/16/16/480...s-of-wales.jpg
He paints the way he see them. Very stylish and over the top beautiful. That is just his medium. Most women would love to have him paint them in such a mystical romantic way once in their lives.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:15 AM
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New Portrait of The Queen Unveiled at Windsor Castle to mark her 6 decades as Patron of the British Red Cross-
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:32 AM
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This is an improvement on the productions of some artists, I suppose. I wonder what the Queen thinks when she takes a look at yet another likeness of herself!
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:36 AM
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A decent image of the protrait: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cps...enportrait.jpg

According to the rags, Henry Ward was chosen in part, because he is an old friend of the Red Cross. His website. Henry Ward Fine Art

I think he seems far more in love with that blue velvet than Her Majesty. I like a lot of modern art, and I understand his palette and nod at classic art composition. I get off the train when he is otherwise close to photorealism - but can't get her face even close to what she looks like. He need not paint her smiling, but should not destroy her basic bone structure in the process.
And that tiara placement - I shudder!
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:47 AM
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Simply GHASTLY, and ripe ONLY for the 'Sutherland treatment' meted out by Lady Churchill..
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:05 AM
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Looking at the Queen's face in that painting, what I am reminded of is it strikingly resembles a woman sound asleep with her mouth open.

The oddity I noticed most was the sole bust by door. Is that supposed to actually be someone (my eyesight can't determine) or is it the lone wolf in a room devoid just about of any other embellishments? It almost looks photoshopped into the painting.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:20 AM
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Is it supposed to be inspired by one of Q.Victoria's paintings/photos, like this one
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...by-68vZ_FMrWWo

I'm not a fan of the new painting, don't mind modern, abstract or even cartoonish, but the proportions just seem of for whatever style it's supposed to be...
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:45 AM
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Lee-Z and Osipi - yes like that thematically. The bust in the back of QEII is a Red Cross founder.
As to it looking photoshopped - portraitists often work from photos these days.
I can make her appear to float in air if I look at the painting - anyone else notice that? If that was the artist's intent, I just can't fathom why?
I looked at other portraits of his - some are kinda creepy and some very handsome. I'd like to see his work up close - because he's noted for his brushwork.
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Striking portrait of the Queen clad in her garter robes is unveiled to celebrate her six decades as a patron of the*Red Cross | Daily Mail Online
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Queen Elizabeth II in Art and Image | Pictures | Pics | Daily Express
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All hail the Queen: Portrait from Winnipeg Jets' old home on display at downtown bar - Manitoba - CBC News
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New portrait. Modern brushwork and current but it captures her loveliness! https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/stat...97912086417408

I do love a successful portrait. It does not have to be beautiful, but it does have to hold her spirit! He caught her warm eyes. And those hair curls are superb.
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