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AIBU to think the portrait of KM, DoC, is really unflattering and a bit creepy?

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NolittleBuddahsorTigerMomshere Fri 11-Jan-13 10:50:46
Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 11-Jan-13 10:55:07

She looks much fuller in the face than she appears in photos.

It's a bit odd really, not flattering!

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Jan-13 10:56:13

Blimey, she looks older and her face looks fatter.

No, I don't care much for it.

Tryharder Fri 11-Jan-13 10:56:44

It's vile isn't it?

My first thought is that she must be really confident about herself to purposely go for something as unflattering as this.

FannyFifer Fri 11-Jan-13 10:56:51

Jings that is pretty unflattering.

HyvaPaiva Fri 11-Jan-13 10:58:19

It's very 'grey' and lifeless. She looks old and tired in it. I don't really know what I'm talking about in terms of art or painting but my basic reaction was 'that's awful!', I'm afraid.

wriggletto Fri 11-Jan-13 10:58:32

That's definitely not very flattering, but then it's an oil painting, not a photograph - it's designed to be seen in a gallery, hung at a certain height, with correct lighting, rather than reproduced in the Daily Mail. [hopeful]

I like it, it looks like she's trying not to giggle.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 11-Jan-13 10:59:05

Eeek she looks in her 50s in it.

HyvaPaiva Fri 11-Jan-13 11:00:50

Ah, good point about the lighting, wriggletto.

I think it looks like a hideous soft focus, 1970's print that you pick up at car boot sales. Her expression is awkward. It makes me think of talcum powder and doilies.

Bluebell99 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:02:06

Gosh, I really don't like it. She looks much older and her eyes are really cold. It's very unflattering.

I quite like it.

It's awful! Maybe this is her in 20 odd years but it doesn't look like the young and fresh faced woman she is at the moment.

ZacharyQuack Fri 11-Jan-13 11:09:42

It looks like she sat for it in the early days of pregnancy, when she hadn't slept properly for a few nights and she's trying not to barf.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 11-Jan-13 11:10:19

It makes her look so old!

She is a really attractive woman, and that doesn't come over at all.

meditrina Fri 11-Jan-13 11:12:26

It's probably better if you see it for real, rather than a photo of it.

But my first reaction was to note how weary she looks.

It's a bit sinister.

WowOoo Fri 11-Jan-13 11:19:23

I didn't think it was very flattering.
You can see it via BBC website if you don't want like Daily Mail.

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Jan-13 11:22:18

Definitely sinister.

MrsBungleBear Fri 11-Jan-13 11:25:46

Wow, she looks at least 15 years older. Really unflattering.

Vagaceratops Fri 11-Jan-13 11:30:43

If you squint at it she looks like David Cameron.

specialsubject Fri 11-Jan-13 11:32:23

I just spotted my slightly saggy jowls in the mirror - but I am nearly twenty years older than she is. As she is skeletal and only 30, so doesn't have saggy jowls, why does the portrait have them?

she needs to ask for our her money back. She is currently a pretty girl and this portrait is horrible!

TheCraicDealer Fri 11-Jan-13 11:37:38

Apparently she's said she likes it. Well, I suppose she could hardly turn 'round and tell the assembled press she thinks it makes her look like she's doing a cat's bum mouth.

Spatsky Fri 11-Jan-13 11:38:32

She has a beautiful smile so lord knows why the artist has gone for this weird mouth closed half smile which makes her look like she has bad teeth that she is trying to hide (which obvusly she hasn't)

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