On Friday, November 15, 2013, Danish artist, Mr. Thomas Kluge, unveiled a new portrait of the Danish royal family entitled, Kongehuset, in connection with the opening of the exhibition, Thomas Kluge: Royal Portraits, at the Amalienborgmuseet in Copenhagen.
The unusual and dare I say incredibly dark portrait has shocked many royal watchers on Twitter. A majority believe that Mr. Kluge’s painting is extremely unflattering and some say that it’s downright scary. “Controversial neorealism artist Thomas Kluge’s portrait of the Danish royal family reminds me of the Addams Family…” said a Danish man on Twitter. “That’s awful!” said another.
Well, you be the judge.
Click here to view photos of the painting. If you are interested click here to watch a video interview with Mr. Kluge about the portrait. Please click here to read an article about the portrait (in English).