What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

"Queen Charlotte" by Benjamin West

Image:
Benjamin West (United States, 1738-1820), Queen Charlotte, circa 1776, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 1/4 inches. The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, TL-18382

The book-club experience comes to art with this ongoing series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café.

This time, the painting is "Queen Charlotte" by Benjamin West, one of the centerpieces of "Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection"! Notice how Queen Charlotte appears regal yet human; an ordinary woman but also a queen. Wonder at the texture of her dress and West's fabulous mastery of drapery. Discuss all of this, plus whatever else moves you, as part of this ongoing series.

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