Originally Posted by highpriestess
It doesn't matter whether it's official or not, it's interesting that three different artists all capture a haughty, distant, aloof woman in their portrait. Coincidence or that's exactly how Mary carries herself?
That's what you see, I guess.
I actually think that those three artists did not capture the same.
And certainly not a haughty, distant, aloof woman.
In the first painting you just see sunglasses,
you actually can't really see the expression on Mary's face.
I read somewhere that the artist wanted to stress out Mary's discreetness.
F&M managed to keep their relation secret for 1 year and
for 2 years the Danes knew that she existed but they did not really know anything about her.
And Mary (unlike Marie) kept her feelings for herself and her mouth shut
(hided behind sunglasses, so to speak).
That was the artist's intent but I personally think it's a lousy painting.
He made Mary look like a mafiosa.:)
In the second painting she looks friendly but dignified and a little bit shy to me,
in the third painting now I see a very pensive woman.
Three different facettes captured by three different artists.
And I hope someday someone will capture Mary's beautiful smile.:)
Edit: After having seen them again I must say: She is actually smiling in the first two pictures.