Kate Middleton is not exactly Palace-approved.The latest portrait of
Artist Kaya Mar has created a Renaissance-inspired oil painting of the Duchess breastfeeding her unborn child. Depicted as the Madonna with a halo around her head and holed socks, Kate appears as a saint-like figure, nursing a baby in a crown as a Corgi (the Queen’s favorite breed) sits beside her.
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Mar, who began working on the portrait a month ago, explains his motivation to Yahoo Shine. “It’s satire,” he says. “I don’t have anything against Kate Middleton, but I’m using her as a metaphor for how our society elevates people into icons. Before she met William, she was a commoner. Now, people worship her.”
He explains that the socks with holes signify her "commoner" background, while the halo reflects who she has become through her marriage to Prince William. Meanwhile, he purposefully emulated the poses found in the iconic Madonna and child RenaissanceRead More »from Kate Middleton Breastfeeding Portrait Causes Controversy, Naturally