The Queen in Art and Image

Queen Elizabeth II

This exhibition has been on display since May 17th, but since we have not written about it yet, it was time for us to do so. The title of this interesting exhibition is: The Queen: Art and Image. In this exhibition you can see pictures, images and art connected to Queen Elizabeth II, and you will get to know her much better after visiting this exhibition. The venue for it all is the National Portrait Gallery in London, which is one of the most popular museums in the capital of England. For some people British Museum and the National Gallery are the highlights during their stay in London, but if you pay a visit to the Portrait Gallery you might be surprised, because it is a great place to visit.

The Queen: Art and Image
National Portrait Gallery
May 17th – October 21st

Queen Elizabeth II

Official press information on the exhibition (source):
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this landmark exhibition brings together some of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II made during her reign.

From formal painted portraits to commissioned photographs and from press images to works by celebrated contemporary artists, the exhibition charts the evolving representation of one of the most portrayed people of all time, and the influence of this imagery on changing perceptions of the monarchy.

Exploring the startling range of artistic creativity that the Queen has inspired, the exhibition also reveals the radical changes in portraiture and profound social developments since the 1950s. Featured photographers and artists include Cecil Beaton, Pietro Annigoni, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Lucian Freud, Thomas Struth and Gerhard Richter.

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