This is a followup from the post "A Painting of a Photograph."
Paul Emsley, the painter whose portrait of the former Kate Middleton attracted widespread criticism, has recently answered his critics. The upshot is yet more circularity between painting and photograph: "I believe half the problem is the portrait doesn't photograph well," he told Hello magazine, "and I would encourage people to go and see it."
(Thanks to Jeff)
(Thanks to Ed Kirkpatrick for this.)
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Robert P: "Well I was walking past the NPG this afternoon and popped in to have a look at it. I can report that it is just as bad when you are standing in front of it. Possibly worse, as it is kind of shiny. There are some quite nice Humphrey Ocean portraits in a free show at the moment though, which are worth a look if you are nearby."
mitch cohen: "I meant to share this with the original post and was reminded of it with this follow-up. Here is someone taking a twist, creating a photo from a painting (Van Gogh's self portrait)."
Richard Skoonberg: "My studio art professor wife agrees with you, Mike. Kate's eyes lost their sparkle in the painting and look sinister, her face lost some dimensionality and it looks flatter and appears elongated, her hair has none of the life and shine found in the photo. The darkening of her neck, removes its dimensionality and is strange. The painting's overall effect is to steal Kate's charm and youth."