At Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles’ Favourite Art

At Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles’ Favourite Art
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Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday with a special event - for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace, visitors can see His Highness in the unusual role of art curator. One-hundred works chosen by Charles himself, out of the treasures of the Royal Collection, tell of the tastes and culture of the heir to the throne of England, in an itinerary the sweeps through eras, styles and mediums. Raised among absolute masterpieces, the Prince has always cultivated an intense passion for art, presiding over the Royal Collection Trust and, through three different charitable organisations, he has promoted the most varied artistic activities worldwide - from drawing to decoration, from textiles to mosaics. The exhibition Prince and Patron squeezes this experience into the State Rooms of the Palace, the sumptuous halls where the Queen and members of the Royal Family receive guests during official visits. Here, along with the works of young artists, there are objects of noteworthy historical value and artistic treasures from across the ages. Among the pieces not to be missed, the painting The Tribune of the Uffizi, 1772-77 by Johan Joseph Zoffany, an artistic icon and an extraordinary representation of the art of the end of the 1700s. Of course, there’s also the cape taken from Napoleon after the Battle of Waterloo and a fine portrait of Elizabeth I, commissioned by her own son forty years ago.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London