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Frangas non Flectes
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The king has no clothes.


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Big Grin I was reading through the posts to see if that had been posted yet.
 
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I believe a British term is appropriate:
Twit.
Which applies equally to Chuck, Cammilla and the artist.


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I like it.


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The nicest things I can think of to say are that it's not flattering and that it won't stand the test of time


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Winston Churchill had a portrait done he was not happy with. He took it out in the yard and burned it. I would recommend the King take the same action.
 
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Can't help but wonder exactly what drugs are legal in the UK that the artist was taking?



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Originally posted by 4MUL8R:
Regardless of the actual image (hues of red, whatever), one must wonder about the judgment of the person who approved of this portait. It goes against 100% of all previous royal portraits.

If the monarch approved this, the monarch has poor judgment. If the monarch approved this because he adopted the views of the artist, the need to relate to a different generation, etc. the monarch is without a compass. He is not in charge of his own destiny.

Chuck has always been...different. More concerned with his garden, painting and other acts of creativity. I'm suspecting he went down the rabbit-hole with the artist's ideas, thinking he'd put into his hands a portrait that is esoteric, an unconventional format in order for him to be, distinct from past monarchs. He has no sense of taste.
 
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Satan!

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I read the title and thought it would be one of these:



At least this thread needs more puppies...





 
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It's hideous, and an affront to tradition. It looks like fan art which should be on some obscure web page.

It looks like shit and it is shit, and everyone involved with the commissioning, creation and approval of that offense to the eye should be jailed for no less than two days.

The Crown would be better served by having a copy of 'Dogs Playing Poker' hung in its stead.

A velvet Elvis, or a bullfighter, perhaps.

All of these are better choices.


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Charles is a huge disappointment and a disgrace to the legacy of his parents.

And having met both his parents on several occasions that’s the nicest thing I can say about him.
 
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Originally posted by 4MUL8R:
It goes against 100% of all previous royal portraits.


Not quite 100%...

For example, there is this official portrait of QE2 from three decades ago.

The Daily Mail newspaper's headline the day after it was unveiled was "Silly artist cuts off Queen's head".

 
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Wonder if these portraits are commissioned with hip artists of the day to remain in touch with the art scene, and perhaps the subject doesn't see them until the unveiling, and then is compelled to act surprised and excited.

He should have turned to the artist and said What the Fuck! burn it and off with his head, that's what a King should do....

I bet Henry VIII would have done that, pretty much in front of the palace for all to see...
 
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He should have turned to the artist and said What the Fuck! burn it and off with his head, that's what a King should do....

I bet Henry VIII would have done that, pretty much in front of the palace for all to see...


Well, don't you hate when you have someone killed, and no one takes notice?



I found what you said riveting.
 
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Wonder if these portraits are commissioned with hip artists of the day to remain in touch with the art scene, and perhaps the subject doesn't see them until the unveiling, and then is compelled to act surprised and excited.

Shoudl've just commissioned Damien Hirst or Jeff Koons.
 
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We joked that they must have hired an IRA member to paint the portrait. Big Grin

Though, the vast majority of the world has reasons to dislike the Inbred Class in general, and the English branch in particular.
 
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When I first saw the portrait, I thought of this:




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Related to tatortodd's post:



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