A new portrait of the Danish royal family has been unveiled, and critics are saying something is rotten in Denmark. The painting, which depicts the group in a shadowy hall against a classical backdrop, is currently being displayed in Copenhagen's Amalienborg Museum. It took Danish artist Thomas Kluge four years to complete, though it may haunt him through the afterlife.
The Danish Royal Family (credit: Thomas Kluge/Danish Royal Family Collection)
The work is being described by some as more Addams Family than royal family. Only three of the subjects make eye contact with viewers — Queen Margrethe II, her son and heir apparent, Crown Prince Frederik, and his child Prince Christian. The little boy, lit eerily from behind, is standing alone, front and center, while the other children play. He carries the weight of his duties — or is that the thoughts of his sinister deeds? — on his shoulders. To his left, his evil-twin-like cousins build a blood-red tower, and to his right, slouched in an inky black corner, sits his little sister, Princess Isabella, blueish-lipped Read More »from Danish Royal Family Goes Goth in Creepy New Portrait