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Old 10-13-2005, 12:19 PM
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Australian artist Ralph Heimans is currently working on a portrait of Mary, that will be permanently displayed in Denmark. (Billed-Bladet.)

http://www.ralphheimans.com/about.html
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:27 PM
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I quite like the portrait of Mary. A lot of hard work has been put into its creation, and I think Jiawei Shen has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of Mary, while including one of our famous landmarks. Not an easy thing to do.
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Australian artist Ralph Heimans is currently working on a portrait of Mary, that will be permanently displayed in Denmark. (Billed-Bladet.)

http://www.ralphheimans.com/about.html
Wow! I really like his work, can't wait to see his portrait of Mary
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:47 PM
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Well since I am a third year art student, I hope I can come in here with an art students appreciation of the portrait.

I saw this portrait awhile back and I think the artist did a great job on Mary's head. It really is soft and the coloring is wonderful.

I thought the background detracted from her though. It doesn't look as skillfully painted as Mary herself. I wonder if the artist used an assistant for the background (this is pretty common)

A couple of things I noticed: the perspective in the floor tiles look off (the floor looks like its going uphill), the column is not well rendered, and its hard to tell what that curtain in the background is doing. I know they're not the focus of the picture but they command more attention by being badly painted than if they were as skillfully painted as Mary. If you separate Mary from the background, it looks like two different paintings. That's why I think an assistant did some help on the background.

The skillful rendering of Mary's head really saves the painting but I hope the next one is a more cohesive work of art.
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Well since I am a third year art student, I hope I can come in here with an art students appreciation of the portrait.

I saw this portrait awhile back and I think the artist did a great job on Mary's head. It really is soft and the coloring is wonderful.

I thought the background detracted from her though. It doesn't look as skillfully painted as Mary herself. I wonder if the artist used an assistant for the background (this is pretty common)

A couple of things I noticed: the perspective in the floor tiles look off (the floor looks like its going uphill), the column is not well rendered, and its hard to tell what that curtain in the background is doing. I know they're not the focus of the picture but they command more attention by being badly painted than if they were as skillfully painted as Mary. If you separate Mary from the background, it looks like two different paintings. That's why I think an assistant did some help on the background.

The skillful rendering of Mary's head really saves the painting but I hope the next one is a more cohesive work of art.
Now this is cool to have a professional give her opinion as well. :)
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:29 PM
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Well since I am a third year art student, I hope I can come in here with an art students appreciation of the portrait.

I saw this portrait awhile back and I think the artist did a great job on Mary's head. It really is soft and the coloring is wonderful.

I thought the background detracted from her though. It doesn't look as skillfully painted as Mary herself. I wonder if the artist used an assistant for the background (this is pretty common)

A couple of things I noticed: the perspective in the floor tiles look off (the floor looks like its going uphill), the column is not well rendered, and its hard to tell what that curtain in the background is doing. I know they're not the focus of the picture but they command more attention by being badly painted than if they were as skillfully painted as Mary. If you separate Mary from the background, it looks like two different paintings. That's why I think an assistant did some help on the background.

The skillful rendering of Mary's head really saves the painting but I hope the next one is a more cohesive work of art.
Thanks for sharing that with us ysbel. After your post I went back and looked at the portrait of Mary and it does look as if the tiles are sloping up. I like the painting and can't wait for one that has a full tiara "uniform." Now that we have a portrait of her standing, I wouldn't mind one of her sitting. But I think the standing portraits are more commanding and attention-grabbing most of the time.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:57 PM
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Thankyou ysbel for your educated opinion.

I am led to believe that the next portrait being commissioned by The Crown Princely Court for Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess is currently under production and is being painted by another Australian artist, Ralph Heimans who now resides in Paris. The Crown Princess is said to be not wearing any orders, and I strongly doubt any parure or the like either.

The style shall be different to that of Mr Shen. This artist is more agressive with his brush, or as Per Thornit put it, 'violent'.

I look forward to seeing the finished product, but do confess that I would have very much liked to have seen the Danish portrait define Mary's position as a Crown Princess with all the finery and jewels that are part of Her Royal Highness' image, and that of a future Queen Consort.

I am hopefull that these prayers shall be answered in the not to distant future. But until then....


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Old 10-14-2005, 12:12 AM
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The style shall be different to that of Mr Shen. This artist is more agressive with his brush, or as Per Thornit put it, 'violent'.
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This discription of the artist's technique by Herr Thornit is a bit disconcerting to me.

For a brilliant rendition, I still think we should dig up John Singer Sargent ( it shouldn't be too hard as we ARE close to Halloween )

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Old 10-14-2005, 04:04 AM
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I thought people would understand the "intended as an insult" line was facetious. I was just having some fun. Trying to use rhetorical flourish. Maybe I need to start adding more smileys or add a disclaimer that I don't mean anything to be rude like the one Carlota has. (...)

If because of some obviously hyperbolic comments posted on this board, you've decided I’m a bad person...I think you need to put down you mouse and back away from your computer.
The portrait could be much better I had seen many street painters doing better.

Margarethh II, it's irrelevant what you think about the other member's opinions. If you don't like them, don't read it. The portrait is pretty but not spetacular.
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Old 10-14-2005, 04:06 AM
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Hey BeatrixFan,

Hope you are well.

If I am correct, the Crown Princess wore the blue to signify her ties with Australia, and what better way to do it than to be painted in the prominent colour of the Australian flag & have the Sydney Oprah House in the background (also a show of Danish/Australian ties). This is why I hope the Crown Princess wears the Canberra State dinner gown for the Danish portrait with Queen Desiree parure (And of course, red being the only colour in the Danish flag).
Very Interesting explanation Margrethe II, thanks.
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Old 10-14-2005, 04:16 AM
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This discription of the artist's technique by Herr Thornit is a bit disconcerting to me.

For a brilliant rendition, I still think we should dig up John Singer Sargent ( it shouldn't be too hard as we ARE close to Halloween )

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I think Sargent could be pretty violent with his brush! Look at El Jaleo!
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looks like Mary got some royal admirers for her portrait at the National Portrait Museum in Canberra, Australia



pictured here are King & Queen of Sweeden during their official visit to Australia today, november 7th.
(photos courtesy of getty & polfoto)
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Someone on one of the first pages mentions that Mary is an Australian citizen, in fact she is not. Mary had to give up her citizenship when she became a Danish citizen which was required for her to marry CP Fredrick.

As for the painting. Its was painted by an Australian and funded by an Australian (one of the galleries benefactors) so justly should stay in Australia. A few people have commented that it should perminently reside in Denmark and I think this would be an injustice to the wonderful woman who commissioned it.
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Portrait of man on train about to paint Princess Mary

IN a Paris studio, the final brushstrokes have been made on Princess Mary. Next week, she will embark on a hush hush journey to Denmark.
Not the princess herself, but Denmark's first official portrait of Mary, painted by Ralph Heimans, 35, an Australian artist who lives in Paris.
The Danish authorities have recently recruited Jeremy Mitchell, public affairs manager at the Australian high commission in London, to co-ordinate publicity for the event, to be held on April 7 at the Museum of National History, based in Frederiksborg Castle, near Copenhagen.

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THE first official portrait of Denmark's Princess Mary will hang alongside paintings of other famous Aussies when it is unveiled at Frederiksborg Castle next month.

The portrait of the Australian-born princess, by Australian artist Ralph Heimans, will be part of an exhibition called Australian Visit, to be held at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg north of Copenhagen.
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where will the painting be housed at the end of this "Australian visit"exhibit?
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where will the painting be housed at the end of this "Australian visit"exhibit?
Im guessing it will stay in the palace because its the first official portrait of the Crown Princess. Not sure.
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Princess Mary right up there
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THE first official portrait of Princess Mary will hang with paintings of other famous Aussies when it is unveiled at Frederiksborg Palace, Denmark next month.
The portrait, by Australian artist Ralph Heimans, will be part of an exhibition called Australian Visit at the Museum of National History

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...55E663,00.html
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Realistically, its the second official portrait. The first being by Mr Shen.

For Denmark, it would be the first.


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where will the painting be housed at the end of this "Australian visit"exhibit?
It may just stay at Frederiksborg Castle (which is a museum); this museum already has a number of recent portraits of the royal family, including a very interesting - very blue! - one of Prince Henrik.
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