National Museum Cardiff
4 February – 29 April 2012
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is happening this year and so Cardiff is getting ready to welcome an innovative touring exhibition that displays 60 of the most remarkable and memorable images of Elizabeth II. Some of these beautiful pieces, spanning the 60 years of her reign, have never been on public display before, so are a great opportunity to view some exclusive works.
The Queen: Art and Image promises to be one of the most wide ranging exhibition of images on different media that is devoted to one royal. Formal portraits, photographs, pictures from the media and powerful interpretations by contemporary artists will be among the pieces shown in the exhibition. It will be a stunning portrayal of royal portraiture and a once in a lifetime opportunity to mark this prestigious event in a memorable way.
Documenting the changing nature of depictions of the Monarch, this exhibition intends to show how images can serve as a window through which shifting perceptions of royalty can be seen. This perspective is altered by changes in the social scene and historical context, and the aim of this exhibition is to highlight important developments and events from the Queens life, whether this is the miners’ strike or the death of Diana, it’s sure to be on the walls of the exhibition.
This event is being held at the National Museum Cardiff and should be a destination of choice over the next few months, so see it early!
Image by Stephen Gilman