I admit to being a cultural philistine and to knowing absolutely nothing about art. I met Stephan Shakespeare for a coffee yesterday in the National Gallery cafe. Stephan is art aficionado and spends half his life in art galleries. I had to shamefully admit that I have never been there before so he insisted in showing me one of the galleries. I may not know anything about art, but I am one of those annoying people who knows what they like but can't quite explain why.
And I very much like this picture of Princess Margaret. Indeed, I would go so far as to say it is one of the most beautiful likenesses I have ever seen. It may flatter her, but the look in her eyes reflects the engima and mystery of her character. This paragraph both began and ended my career as an art critic.
More on the picture HERE.