"Catherine Elizabeth Middleton" by Paul Emsley
A painting was revealed and much fuss created... [dailymail]
And then a paddy man wrote some indirect commentary... [twitter]
The artist is a fine draftsman. The image does indeed resemble the woman intended, in fact, the painting is almost a flawless duplicate of the photograph used as reference. And there's the problem. Rather than smoothing over imperfections, age, blemishes... the artist painted reality of the scene. A scene which captures the woman in a candid expression, devoid of pomp and ceremony. This disgusts the common plebeian who see the monarchy not as humans but as immortal imperialists, who are not just the rulers the state but of the church too. For the believers, these beings are the Supreme Governors, manifested by god himself, and as such, should be worshipped as the personification of perfection!
Perhaps those who wanted something else, something a bit more flash and pompous, might look at another "monarchy" and how their leaders are painted. Let's drag out the reliable whipping boy of North Korea, and ask if a Kim Jong-Il fantasy painting is what they wanted. No? Still too drab? Perhaps Kate Middleton in flimsy leathers, tits all hanging out, and carrying a battle-axe is more exciting for them. A nice Boris/Bell painting, mass produced on ceremonial dinner plates, to put over the kitchen door way. Yes.
Posted at 21:18