Monday, November 26, 2012

"The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch" opens at The Drawings Gallery in Windsor Castle

Art Daily Newsletter
HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1953 by Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum, 1906-56). Royal Collection Trust/ ©Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2012.

LONDON.- Her Majesty The Queen has been portrayed by some of our most accomplished artists and photographers during her 60-year reign. This autumn, a new exhibition at Windsor Castle presents a selection of official, commissioned and formal portraits that highlight the diverse ways in which Her Majesty has been represented in different media throughout her six decades on the throne. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the anniversary of the Coronation in 2013, The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch includes work by Andy Warhol, Dorothy Wilding, Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Rankin and Annie Leibovitz. Capturing the essence of a sitter has always been the overriding challenge for portrait artists. When the subject is instantly recognisable to millions around the
world, that challenge requires particular consideration, as many artists have ... More

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