Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Queen: Art and Image

Justin Mortimer's painting The Queen
An anarchy to some, a keeper of a precious heritage to others,  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has inspired diverse artist to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating her 60th year on the throne, the national portrait gallery In London has brought together 60 portraits by photographers and artists ranging from Lord Snowdon and Andy Warhol to Lucian Freud and Kim Dong-Yoo.

The exhibition “The Queen: Art and Image,” opened at he Notational Museum Cardiff February 4 and the National Portrait Gallery on May 17, following stops in Edinburgh and Belfast last year. Through representations of Elizabeth, it charts a course across recent British history and art, against a backdrop of the realm’s shrinking empire, social upheaval, and the Internet revolution

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