Danish Royals

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark Discuss Art. (VIDEO)

QMII & Henrik 2012This morning Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark sat down with TV2 Ostjylland journalist, Mr. Søren Jensen, to discuss their new exhibition, Pas de Deux Royal: An Artistic Meeting, held at the famed ARoS Kunstmuseum in Aarhus.

According to the official website for the ARoS Kunstmuseum this special exhibition displays:

“…150 works selected in close collaboration with H.M. the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince Consort. The exhibition contains both early and very recent works and the artistic themes have been divided into 10 galleries covering a total area of 1,000 square metros.

The exhibition portrays the Queen as a landscape painter, but visitors’ eyes will also be feasting on church textiles, large theatre stage sets, and the meticulous découpages, to which the Queen has devoted herself for a number of years and which have added further edge to her creative talent.

In the case of the Prince Consort, it is sculpture and poetry which repeatedly find new modes of expression in imaginative bronze and marble figures and a flow of poetic diction.

The exhibition galleries render a visualization of a long life shared and common experiences expressed through creative talent in their own ways and in different media.

The Queen is fascinated by nature in its glorious magnificence, never leaving room for figures in her art while the Prince Consort always focuses on animal and human bodies in his sculptures, and his frequent use of the words ‘you’ and ‘I’ in his poems serve to underline human relations.”

If you happen to live in Denmark or will be visiting the lovely country within the next few months Pas de Deux Royal: An Artistic Meeting will be open to the public beginning on October 12, 2013 – February 23, 2014.

For more information about the ARoS Kunstmuseum please visit their official website here.

Please click here to watch the royal couple’s interview with TV2 (in Danish).

Click here to view photos of some of the artworks on display.

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

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