On February 20, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark arrived at the ARoS Museum in Aarhus to view the exhibition, Pas De Deux Royal: An Artistic Meeting.
According to the official website for the ARoS Museum the exhibition contains:
“…includes some 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 meters.
The Royal Couple’s lifelong fascination with the visual arts ran deeper than mere interest, since they both, all along, have had an active career as creative artists. PAS DE DEUX ROYAL – an artistic meeting has been organized as a retrospective dialogue between the multifarious works of the Queen and the Prince Consort, respectively, and museum visitors are invited to enter a universe far removed from the Royal Couple’s traditional and representative activities.
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.”
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