r/therewasanattempt May 15 '24

to act happy about your Royal portrait.

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More interesting yes, but only because it sucks so much worse.


u/PhilipMewnan May 15 '24

I don’t get this take at all. I think it’s really neat how they used subtly different shades of red to do the background, uniform, butterfly, and basically the whole painting besides the face. Doesn’t look great in this vid but high quality photographs or scans or whatever I think look pretty good! I think it’s a great re-imagining of the classic “king portrait”.


u/PersonalSycophant May 15 '24 edited May 15 '24

As an art piece it's honestly cool. As a self portrait I think it's a bit self-defeating. It has a sinister air to it, with the red blending into the red. It feels critical of the subject. Again, good for an art gallery, but for your official portrait it feels villainous.


u/Iboven May 15 '24

As a self portrait

Self portraits are artists painting themselves.


u/Rion23 May 15 '24

Charles just painting his face and fingers onto an existing painting.