r/therewasanattempt May 15 '24

to act happy about your Royal portrait.

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u/DomitianusAugustus May 15 '24

I think the intent is to obscure the usual elaborate costume and pageantry of a royal portrait and confront us with the subject.

I find it compelling, at least as a reflection of how Charles sees himself.

Either way, you’re not going to get any good discussion here outside of very art focused subreddits. Reddit is consistently anti-art.


u/FrenchFryCattaneo May 15 '24

I agree the discourse surrounding art on reddit is awful. But this is one painting where I'm for once concerned with what laypeople think. Who else is this portrait for, if not the ordinary subject? Isn't it a problem when most people see the royal portrait and the first thing they think is, "BLOOD".


u/VoteMe4Dictator May 15 '24

How can you see that and think anything other than bloody massacre?


u/DomitianusAugustus May 15 '24

That would seem to be a problem with the subject of the painting, not the painting itself.


u/FrenchFryCattaneo May 15 '24

Right I mean I don't think this painting is bad, I think it is amazing and captures Charles well and represents a fading bloody empire very well but that's probably not how Charles would like to be represented.


u/StinkFingerPete May 15 '24

Reddit is consistently anti-art.

hey now, shitposting is an art


u/Sure_Trash_ May 15 '24

Reddit isn't anti-art though. Art is open to interpretation by all, not just people that made it their personality. To some it's a hideous mess and to others it's a bold move by a talented artist. Both opinions are valid. I think it's a fantastic hideous mess because fuck the British royalty 


u/Fisher9001 May 15 '24

But not with so much red. It has too many negative connotations.

It could be glorious in his black-gold-blue attire.


u/putrid-popped-papule May 15 '24

If you find a post with an interesting/quality discussion, instead of just a bunch of piggish one-liners, I’d like to see a link. I’m pretty ignorant about modern art so I’d probably learn a lot


u/mcbainVSmendoza May 15 '24

The art takes on Reddit are so disheartening.


u/White_Buffalos May 15 '24

Agreed. I like it.