Royal Collection Trust 2013 Exhibition Programme – Portraying London’s inimitable Royal heritage.
You either love them or you don’t but you can’t deny that what helps make London so famous, unmatchable, lovable and distinct, is its Royal Family.
From the world watching in fascination and jubilation as Kate Middleton married Prince William, to Royal family members stood publicly welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace at this summer’s Olympic Games, London’s formidable Royal Family never fails to spellbind the world, enhancing considerably to the worldwide appeal of the British capital.
Feeding the seemingly insatiable appetite for British Royal Family fever, London has two great Royal exhibitions in London 2013.
The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch 23 November 2012 – 9 February 2013
Throughout her 60-year reign, the Queen has been photographed and painted by many of the world’s leading artists.
The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch exhibition is being held in The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle, and features a stunning selection of official, commissioned and formal portraits that represent some of the best photographs, drawings and paintings during the Queen’s six decades on the throne.
This simply must-see collection includes four vibrant portraits of the Queen created by Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s.
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion 10 May – 6 October 2013
The ‘In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion’ exhibition will take place at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace. Bringing together the works of many stylists and artists from around the world, including Peter Lely, Hans Holbein and Van Dyck, this exhibition will follow the changing face of fashion shown by the flamboyant costumes of British monarchs during the 16th and 17th centuries.
What promises to be a colourful and enlightening event will feature more than 60 painting, drawing, accessories, clothing and armour, which was often used as visual propaganda during this times to present the British monarchs as pioneers of taste, luxury and affluence.