"I think Tahnee Lonsdale is a tip for the top," chief curator of Saatchi Art, Rebecca Wilson said. "You can already see big things happening to her – she's commanding higher prices now than just six months ago."
Tahnee Lonsdale’s bright palette belies a seductively dark side to the paintings and, looking closer, the visitor is taken on a darkly imaginative stroll through the artist’s inner world, which is mapped onto a landscape where conventional perspective is distorted, and ambiguous narratives are revealed.
There’s something immediately engaging and inviting about Tahnee Lonsdale’s artwork. Her vibrant use of colour might be what grabs your attention initially but it’s the intricate, often macabre details that hold it whilst you decipher the multi-layered scenes full of personal references and musings on life.
Tahnee Lonsdale talks to 55tvc about her new artwork; Sci-Fi landscapes scattered with living room objects, fragmented nudes and fairy tale castles.
Tahnee Lonsdale’s fantastical paintings are vivid and surreal. They are somewhat abstract yet strongly reminiscent of dreams or, as the case may be, nightmares. Some are rendered in moody blues, while others uncomfortably evoke raw meat or human flesh—disembodied limbs, naked breasts, uncooked chicken thighs.
Wearing a menacingly friendly smile and the blue sash of the order of the elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honour, the Duke of Edinburgh stands in the grand corridor of Windsor Castle in a new portrait unveiled on Monday.
It was painted in the year Prince Philip announced his retirement from formal public engagements at the age of 96, and will be on display in a museum exhibition in Denmark before moving to London in 2018. The artist, the Australian-born Ralph Heimans, said he hoped it did justice “to his unique character”.
Prince Philip, that debonair and complicated figure from two seasons of The Crown and 70 years of being married to Queen Elizabeth II, has a new portrait to share with the world. Artist Ralph Heimans has rendered a lifelike Duke of Edinburgh in Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, where the monarchs spend their weekends. It may look like a luscious still from the The Crown—all moodily lit and drenched in color—but that’s just Heimans’s style, and he got there first. See the Australian artist’s portrait of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Prince Phillip's ancestry is being honoured in a new portrait released by Buckingham Palace on Monday.
Painted by Australian artist Ralph Heimans, the Duke of Edinburgh is shown in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle wearing the sash of the Order of the Elephant - Denmark's highest-ranking honour.
Heimans, who painted an official portrait of the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, said of his work: "I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character [...] Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
“Painting this work in the year of the Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement from public duties felt particularly poignant and informed the multi-layered narrative of the portrait,” Heimans said. “I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character.”
Heimans is no stranger to the royal family. He was the only artist to be granted a sitting with the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee, locating the monarch in Westminster Abbey.