Critics say the Duchess of Cambridge is rotten and old
January 24, 2013 @ 15:05 pm
It’s been a while since the official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton was revealed.
Emsley was also accused of giving her “hamster-ish” cheeks and a look as “soundless and smooth as an undertaker’s makeover”, while others described the portrait as “catastrophic” and “rotten”
However, that does not mean that the criticisms have stopped. The Glasgow-born painter Paul Emsley, who created the first official portrait of the Duchess, took several months using a technique of building thin layers of oil and glazes on canvas. The artist had two sittings with the duchess and also worked from a series of photographs he took. In the portrait, Kate wears a green top that doesn't actually exist. Apparently, Emsley "invented" it based on the different outfits the duchess wore to her portrait sittings. The earrings that she's wearing in the portrait are a private wedding gift. The portrait is now on display at London's National Portrait Gallery, which commissioned the work. The duchess is the gallery's patron.
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