Catherine of Cambridge official and controversial portrait

Catherine of Cambridge official and controversial portrait
Isabel del Rio

Catherine of Cambridge has a new portrait by Paul Emsley.

Catherine of Cambridge official and controversial portrait

Catherine of Cambridge official and controversial portrait

Today, the National Portrait Gallery in London has shown the official portrait of Catherine of Cambridge, future consort queen of Great Britain, Canada and Australia. The work, painted by the artist Paul Emsley (from Glasgow), has attracted controversial reviews to reflect extreme realism, almost photographic and not very flattering. In fact, the artist Paul Emsley has highlighted the shadows and wrinkles under the eyes of the Duchess and she seems older than she is. In my opinion, a little sad and tragic, too much tragic!

The canvas, (1x1m), portraits the wife of Prince William with a blue dress against a black background. The result is dark, excessively serious and almost Baroque. A very different image of that smiling princess that we have known through magazines all around the world.

However, the artist has spoken about his interest in capturing the charm, serenity, intelligence and bright green eyes of Catherine of Cambridge. He has also said that the Duchess said she wanted to be portrayed naturally and in its dealings with her, she seemed “extremely open and generous, and a very warm person.”

The princess has said that she was satisfied with the result and has honored Paul Emsley, who has painted very many personalities, including Nelson Mandela.

What is your opinion about the work? Furthermore, if you like, you can buy a postcard of Catherine of Cambridge new portrait on the web site of the gallery.

The National Portrait gallery has presented this new work today in room 36. In addition, visitors can also enter a room dedicated to the British royal family, where you can see the princes William and Harry in military uniform made by artist Nicky Philipps.

If you have the chance, visit the gallery, a very interesting place.

Have a nice day, Yareah readers!

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