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The creation of the new portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary

12/02 2022 - 31/08 2022
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Preliminary studies by Jesús Herrera Martínez

For a year, the Spanish-born artist Jesús Herrera Martínez has been working on his new portrait of the Crown Princess. At the exhibition you can see the drawn and painted sketches that led him to the final work. The artist discusses the making of the portrait in a film and you can follow the process with the numerous layers of paint.

Jesús Herrera Martínez has lived in Denmark since 2016. He is a graduate of the art academies of Valencia and Venice, where he acquired the technical skills associated with the visual artists of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. In 2017, he won the museum’s major portrait competition, PORTRAIT NOW!