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Old 04-07-2006, 12:36 PM
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Because I just like the expression on her face better and I like the detail on the dress.I realise its a matter of personal taste.
I forgot to say I like her outfit she had on today very much.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:47 PM
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I don´t really like her portrait either...and I don´t understand why she was painted to one side - why was she not centered...it looks strange.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:55 PM
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ewwww.....that hat!!!!!!!!
although I like the color purple, I dun like how her hat is put together with her outfit.......

btw...I don't like her new portrait, it seems kinda weird to me. Mary is supposed to be the focus on the portrait, but the background seems to be larger than Mary herself, and I agree with eireann...I don't understand why she was painted to the right side of the portrait, not centered.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:40 PM
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What a "cold" expression of Mary on the painting. Why the painter made potrait of Mary in her cold expression .
I dont find it cold, I think she have a reflective, meditative expression on her face.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:49 PM
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I don't care for this portrait. But I must say, imho, it captures Mary exactly.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:11 PM
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I like the Portrait of CP Mary! It is really good painted and I like the colours...
But I don't like the pose on it... :( Mary seems a bit arrogant on it...

I love the hat Mary wore! Really cute! :)
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:11 PM
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I think this is a great portrait by a true artist. Imo, Mary's past is denoted by her back in the mirror where she is viewing sail boats and castles. Her past merges with the present which is expressed by the shadow on the settee. Of course, Mary embodies the modern CP with a nicely tailored suit, etc.. She is looking to the future with a pensive expression on her face, because after all, the future remains unknown! I think that is very good use of light and sunshine to express his theme.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:12 PM
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When you look at the mirror in the picture very briefly, it looks a bit as if her back was naked. That's really a weird portrait.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:28 PM
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I think the portrait is very well done. Although it envokes a slightly sad emotion when you look at it, I think it is one of the most accurate paintings of Mary so far, strictly concerning her likeness. I think the light coming from the side creates a fullness that full-on light wouldn't. It creates a very realistic image of a moment that just might actually happen in her day to day life: preparing in the morning (she is putting on a glove) and getting set to go out into the world; another busy day in the life of a princess. The fact that she's looking towards the light, instead of away from it, seems hopeful, despite the sad undertones the painting gives.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:32 PM
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What a cool portrait! It was surely decided before it was started, in the commissioning of it, that it should be a modern and a bit different one, not the traditional one in long gala dress and grand jewels etc - we've seen tons of those already. I think it's great to see something so different! The artist is amazing. It's nice with the setting around Mary in the painting and the mirror is such a great way of reflecting so much. It captures a modern Crown Princess.

Mary certainly had a funny purple hat today, but she looked happy and lovely otherwise :)
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:58 PM
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thanks for the link to the big portrait i just realized she's putting on or taking off gloves, with her coat laying nearby. it certainly isn't "traditional" but the more i look at it the more i like it. looks very modern in the museum with all the tapestries and full lenght royal portraits.
imo the purple shoes just look stupid with those hose and outfit. match your shoes to your hose not your hat.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:12 PM
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I think the portrait was beautifally painted and I loved the colors. It seemed to really capture her and her life.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:29 PM
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Princess Mary looks beautiful in the portrait although a little too dark for her real tone of skin. Wonder what Fedrick thinks?
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:05 PM
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I like the portrait very much. But - I don't understand the symbols in it. The room in which Mary stands is the 'Gardensalon' at Fredensborg Palace but where the gilted stucco use to frame a painting by an italian 18-century artist it now frames a mirror - and this mirror shows boats and baroque-buildings which has nothing to do with Fredensborg or Denmark.

Does anybody know if the boats and buíldings are from Australia? Or another place connected to Mary?

I think the portraits shows the princess dressing before an official duty - having a quiet moment in the sun before going out and meet the press...
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:19 PM
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Biography of the artist Ralph Heimans:
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:20 PM
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Ok, just saw Adry's post with the photos. maybe Mary is tragic after all. that purple hat! eeewww!!! it looks like something my eccentric aunt hester would wear.
The hat is simply awful..Yikes....:( But- I don't mind the portrait..:)
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:35 PM
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I really like this picture! I think it gives her a warm, modern feel and shows her as more than just some kind of 'fairy tale' of people's imagination. The tones that were used are quite nice and very appropriate!
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:45 PM
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I like the portrait very much. But - I don't understand the symbols in it. The room in which Mary stands is the 'Gardensalon' at Fredensborg Palace but where the gilted stucco use to frame a painting by an italian 18-century artist it now frames a mirror - and this mirror shows boats and baroque-buildings which has nothing to do with Fredensborg or Denmark.

Does anybody know if the boats and buíldings are from Australia? Or another place connected to Mary?

I think the portraits shows the princess dressing before an official duty - having a quiet moment in the sun before going out and meet the press...
Yes, I read that the boats and buildings are Constitution Dock in Hobart, Australia. I like the painting verymuch.
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