“Incredibly disturbing”: the internet is terrified by King Charles’ new portrait

Portrait of King Charles by Jonathan Yeo
(Image credit: Jonathan Yeo)

The King of England has been the subject of ridicule after his official portrait was unveiled earlier this week. The disturbing, post-apocalyptic style portrait with its striking red theme has drawn some hilarious comparisons, from Han Solo to (less flatteringly) a tampon.

While I doubt that artist Jonathan Yeo's intentions were to grab his art supplies and produce a portrait that looks straight from the depths of hell, the internet has not disappointed with its out-of-pocket comparisons. Despite the backlash, there's a reason behind the blazing depiction, celebrating heritage, strength and sovereignty in the boldest of ways.

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.