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Art Appreciation

Charles, Prince of Wales

 

 

 

Title: Charles, Prince of Wales

Work: Acrylic on canves

Artist: Bryan Organ

Work Date:  1980

Style: Realism

Size:70 in. x 70 1/8 in. (1778 mm x 1782 mm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London

 

Appreciation

 

The Prince of Wales sit in a relaxed pose, dressed in casual clothes in front of a green fence. Painted almost entirely of blue and green, only a few elements in the painting are not in these two colours - the Union jack, the prince's face, and his boots and shirt collar. Organ revolutionized the traditional approach to portraits of the monarchy. He has not chosen to depict his sitter with the pomp and ceremony associated with his position, but as an intelligent, aware and sensitive man who has just finished a friendly game of polo.

 

In the 1970s Organ was commissioned to paint the portraits of four members of the British royal family, three of which now hang in London's Nationl Portrait Gallery. A consummate draughtsman and insightful portrayer of character, Organ was also the first non - French citizen to be commissioned to paint a French President.

 

About the Artist

 

Bryan Organ (born 1935, Leicester) is an English painter.
 
He is mainly known for his work in portraiture, and has painted likenesses of many public figures. He is represented at the National Portrait Gallery, in London.

 

 

 

作品名稱:查爾斯,威爾士親王

作品:壓力克(一種可融油,也融水的顏料)

藝術家:布萊恩 奧根 (生於1930年,至今健在)

創作日期: 1980

材料:壓力克,畫布

風格:寫實主義

尺寸:高213.4 x 寬213.4 cm ( 高84x 寬84 in)

收藏:倫敦國家肖像美術館

 

 

欣賞

在一個綠色圍欄前,查爾斯王子以輕鬆的姿勢坐着,穿着休閒服裝。

 

整幅畫幾乎清二色的藍,綠色,只有很少的其它顏色 - 畫上方的英國旗,查爾斯的臉,襯衫領子和他的靴子。

 

在這幅畫裡,畫家奧根顛覆了傳統君主肖像的畫法,  他沒有選擇去描繪王子的排場和他的權位,只是描繪王子另一面形象,一個聰慧敏感,熱愛生活的人,剛剛打完了一場友好的馬球比賽。

 

在20世紀70年代,奧根被委託為4位英國皇室成員畫肖像。其中有3幅掛在倫敦國家肖像美術館,其中包括戴安娜王妃的肖像,是奧根的另一幅著名畫作。

 

作為一個如此有見地的畫家,奧根還是第一位以不是法國公民的身份,卻受法國總統的委託畫肖像畫。

 

關於藝術家

布萊恩·奧根是英國畫家,1935年出生於英國萊斯特。曾就讀於拉夫堡藝術學院和皇家藝術學院。

 

他擅長畫公眾人物的肖像,最著名的作品是皇室成員的肖像畫。

 

他還畫過牛津校長和前香港港督彭定康。


Words by Terrie Dai

文字:戴莉