King Charles' new portrait.. wtf.

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equalsqlequalsql Frets: 6203
Good lord..
It looks like something that would be hung on the wall in a Saw movie. 
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(pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 31709
    It's truly bizarre isn't it?
    I'm not sure the used tampon look will catch on really.
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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 19129
    More like Vigo the Carpathian...
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  • oh_pollooh_pollo Frets: 870
    The eyes follow you as you back out of the room.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 27322
    More like Vigo the Carpathian...
    That's where my mind went. 

    As a piece of art I actually don't dislike it, but it's not the trad thing at all. 

    That said loads of people hated the Obama portrait from 2017-ish but I thought that was stunning 


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  • KittyfriskKittyfrisk Frets: 19129
    Personally I quite like it. Certainly a diversion from the traditional portraiture.
    There was also an alternative version too...

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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 11951
    Well, it got us talking, so from that POV, it works.

    Whether you like it or not, entirely subjective.....I too am on the "WTF" camp lol
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 6121
    Bathed in the Blood of Empire
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 30319
    Thought it was one of those Magic Eye things where if you cross your eyes a jug eared bloke appears.
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  • swillerswiller Frets: 1330
    looks like oil protestors have been at it, just needs a clean up
    Dont worry, be silly.
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  • ROOGROOG Frets: 559
    I expect there's a logic to it somewhere, just not sure where. The bits that aren't red look good to me!

     

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  • ROOGROOG Frets: 559
    oh_pollo said:
    The eyes follow you as you back out of the room.
    According to Pete & Dud a sign of a great painting.

     

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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 6121
    ROOG said:
    I expect there's a logic to it somewhere, just not sure where. The bits that aren't red look good to me!
    True, the artist has skills so you wonder what his point is. Perhaps it's poppy red to reference the Chinese addicts we created so that brits could drink tea and wear silk.
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  • Devil#20Devil#20 Frets: 1990
    His left shoulder is longer than his right and slopes down more. i think the artist was planting a subliminal message that it's a result of the weight of all those medals he never earned. if he had then that would indicate the King was a right hard bastard in his fighting days and there was much blood shed at his hands (a good likeness there too btw). Got the sausage finger thing bang on. 

    Ian

    Lowering my expectations has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams.

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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 30319
    A really crap Photoshop effort.
    Even worse than Kate's pics.
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  • CaseOfAceCaseOfAce Frets: 1371
    edited May 15
    My immediate hot take was it reminded me of the scene in Back To The Future where Michael J Fox is fading out of the photo unless he changes tack. 
    Though not the intent of the artist - I'm sure that dread phrase "caretaker king" sprang to mind to some.
    Oh well... I'm sure it'll look nice in the loo.
    ...she's got Dickie Davies eyes...
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  • GrumpyrockerGrumpyrocker Frets: 4160
    I really like it. I think it's an interesting approach. 

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    Laugh, love, live, learn. 
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 24687
    I love it.
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 6199
    As a piece of art (rather than a piece of suck-up royalty worship), I rather like it.
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