Author Topic: Sons of Kaiser Wilhelm II, & their descendants (except Louis Ferdinand's family)  (Read 231313 times)

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Joachims son Prince Karl Franz Josef of Prussia with wife Princess Henriette Schönaich-Carolath

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She's not looking very happy. What was the occasion for this photo?
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There was no remark about a special occasion, sorry.

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She's not looking very happy. What was the occasion for this photo?

I think that's their photosession after the wedding.

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Prince Karl Franz Josef of Prussia with wife Princess Henriette Schönaich-Carolath

Their son Franz Wilhelm,who later married GD Maria Vladimirovna,with his grandmother Hermine:


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the artist must not have been a fan of the Imperial Family. The only semi-flattering image is the Crown Prince and the one of WII in his eagle helmet.
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The portraits looked ugly.

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Were they just done? They are all based on known photographs and vary in period (Victoria Luise around 1908, Dona around 1912, August Wilhelm in the 1930s, etc).
They also serve who only stand and wait--John Milton
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They look very amateur in composition. I prefer Lazslo, Von Angeli any day.

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They are modern portraits, painted  by the webpage s owner, Jorge Ortuño

http://www.jorgeortuno.com/english.html

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"...Пусть он землю бережет родную, А любовь Катюша сбережет....". Grand Duchess Ekaterina Fyodorovna to Grand Duke Georgiy Alexandrovich. 1914

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The artist is obviously a skilled painter. His work is abstract and interpretive, so unlike Lazslo, his subjects do not reflect photographic likenesses. Fair enough; tons of very famous artists do likewise.

Interesting that he chose Wilhelm II's family as a main bulk of his gallery work. There must be a backstory that is interesting. Anyone?
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The themes of his work clearly point to fascist fascinations: Holy Virgins, toreadors, Junkers, Hohenzollerns and muscular nudes.

As an Iberian fascinated by these themes, he reminds me of Felix Krull aka Marquis de Venosta and the Kuckuck La Cruz family in Thomas Mann's Bekentnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Perhaps he is actually is modelling himself as a parody on the dubious priest-turned-painter Pater Schimmelpreester in that wonderful novel?

Apparently he studied at the Hochschule für Kunst und Design in Halle.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 05:15:29 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Interview with the artist, who admits his fondness for clichées: Mallorcazeitung: Vom Prenzlauer Berg nach Palma
He started painting the Hohenzollerns because he lived in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin and was confronted with the city's problematic past. After two years of Northern gloom, he fled to Mallorca. But perhaps the jetsetting Hohenzollerns followed him, some of them have also shown a preference for warmer climates after the fall of their nordisch-herbes Prussia.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 07:27:10 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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I'm not sure I agree that the fascists are/were fascinated with the Hohenzollerns (or junkers, holy virgins, or toreadors; yes to muscular nudes). Rather than fascination, I tend to view the Hohenzollerns as a political pawn for the fascists to utilize for their interests while having a general loathing for them and their ilk.

And yes, yes...I can imagine the artist living through a Felix Krull persona. Who doesn't have a bit of Thomas Mann's characters in him or her?
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