Korean Artist's Painting Joins Select Homage to British Queen

      May 15, 2012 09:31

      A Korean painter's rendering of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London from May 17 to Oct. 21 as part of a special exhibition called "The Queen: Art & Image" marking the 60th year of her accession to the throne.

      In "Elizabeth vs. Diana" (2007), Kim Dong-yoo, a professor of art education at Mokwon University used 1,106 tiny images of the late Princess Diana on a 227.3 cm x 181.6 cm canvas to depict the monarch.

      Kim (47) is the only Asian artist with a piece included in this exhibition, which features 60 images of the monarch from her coronation in 1952 up to the present time. Only six of the images are paintings.

      The homage, including Kim's painting, premiered at the Edinburgh National Gallery Complex in June 2011 and has already toured four national galleries in Britain, with the London venue marking the final stop.

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