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[-] NotAnotherLemmyUser@lemmy.world 136 points 1 week ago

The painting is protected by glass, so no damage was done to the painting.

I read through way too many articles that failed to mention this important detail.

http://bbc.com/news/articles/cydd9ye77rmo

[-] argh_another_username@lemmy.ca 45 points 1 week ago

It wouldn’t be a big loss. That painting is ugly as hell.

[-] Reverendender@sh.itjust.works 69 points 1 week ago

I think it's a terrific representation of the horrifically bloody history of the British Monarchy

[-] Leg@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

Yeah, I don't think it was meant to be pretty lol

[-] jonne@infosec.pub 4 points 1 week ago

Yeah, I know the artist said some other bullshit to justify this choice, but to me it just looks like the blood their wealth was built on.

[-] theacharnian@lemmy.ca 10 points 1 week ago
[-] Pilferjinx@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I like it because it's hella odd as shit. King, embrace the fuck-my-shit-up results of this glorious piece.

[-] Aviandelight@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

I can't stop thinking about how someone got paid to make this painting.

[-] RizzRustbolt@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

He's pretty famous for making portraits. Here's his portrait of Idris Elba.

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

See, that isn’t ugly.

Which makes me think it was on purpose. Which makes me hate it a little less.

[-] RizzRustbolt@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

He has a lot of upper class clients who he paints just as ... starkly as the king's portrait.

It is very much on purpose.

[-] Aviandelight@lemmy.world -2 points 1 week ago

Now that is a gorgeous balance of color and brush strokes. So why did the artist choose that awful color theme for Charles?

[-] chuckleslord@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

Right? Spit right in the royal families face and they pay you for the privilege. Priceless and hilarious

[-] kandoh@reddthat.com 1 points 1 week ago
[-] Moneo@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

Same shit that happens with every climate protest. "Climate protestors deface painting" etc.

It's much less engaging this way.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 34 points 1 week ago

I wouldn't anger Count Vigo of Carpathia like that. Remember what happened the last time?

[-] Donkter@lemmy.world 24 points 1 week ago

He got turned into Wallace. The titular character.

[-] khannie@lemmy.world 22 points 1 week ago

You really have to hand it to the British. They're great at stuff like this.

Nice bit of Wensleydale with a protest, eh?

[-] angelsomething@lemmy.one 19 points 1 week ago

Improved it tbh.

[-] aeronmelon@lemmy.world 16 points 1 week ago

"Fancy some cheese?"

[-] cupcakezealot@lemmy.blahaj.zone 15 points 1 week ago

turned into wallace and gromit

so where's the change?

He's smarter and less evil now.

[-] Mango@lemmy.world 14 points 1 week ago

Oh no! Some rich person's pretty garbage was ridiculed!?

Heck off. I have real problems.

[-] AFC1886VCC@reddthat.com 5 points 1 week ago

"Give them a hefty jail sentence!!" - Conservative Party

[-] thorbot@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Now THIS is pod racing!!!!

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 3 points 1 week ago

It still looks like him, except happier.

[-] afraid_of_zombies@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

I remember when you could go to an art museum and see pictures and sculptures of stuff. That was kinda nice.

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