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A new portrait of King Charles has the internet aghast

A new portrait of King Charles has the internet aghast

this week, King Charles Unveiling a New portrait Self at Buckingham Palace by the famous painter Jonathan Yeo.

Reactions to the very red, very raw-looking piece have been mixed. Many people on social media note that the portrait is interesting and unsettling. Here's what people are saying about the art online.

Portrait of the Colonizer

The British Empire gained and maintained power by colonizing indigenous peoples for centuries. As the benefactor of this legacy and the modern representative of the monarchy's oppressive past, King Charles has been criticized for failing to provide adequate compensation.Or even apologize) the pain this institution has caused worldwide.

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Echoes of “Tampongate”.

In 1993, Charles Make international news When tabloids published transcripts of phone calls he made to his now-wife Camilla Bowles while they were both married to other people.

The scandal became known as “Tampongate” because the transcripts included an exchange in which the two discussed Charles' hopes of being reincarnated as one of Camilla's tampons. Some online commentators have noted that the portrait's color and texture resemble used feminine hygiene products, prompting comparisons.

Is the painting very bad, excellent, or both?

But a critic Guardian Panned Yeo's painting. as “superficially observed and carelessly executed. The artist himself admitted that viewers “may not agree with how I did (the piece).” One thing is certain: like all art, its appeal is subjective.

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