Friday, 11 January 2013

PHOTO: First official portrait of Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

The first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge provoked a dismayed reaction when it was unveiled this morning.

Critics slammed the 'rotten' picture by Paul Emsley after it was unveiled at London's National Portrait Gallery, saying it looked
'nothing like Kate in real life'.

Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak called the portrait 'pretty ordinary... He made her look older than she is and her eyes don't sparkle in the way that they do and there's something rather dour about the face.'

Emsley - who is famous for dividing opinion with his extraordinarily realistic, almost ‘photographic’ style - was commissioned by the gallery after Kate chose him from a shortlist.

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