Natalia Babi, an artist from Miami, has created a splendid portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in honor of the 60-year anniversary celebration of the Queen’s accession to the throne, which all Britannia joyously praises in the year of 2012. “First of all, I wished to compose an exquisite royal portrait reflecting the femininity, spirituality and wisdom of the main representative of the Windsor dynasty”, says Natalia Babi. “But it is not just a picturesque canvas – it has a fascinating peculiarity”, asserts the artist.
“In the painting the Queen is surrounded by delicate roses. A rose is considered to be the queen of the flowers. The rose has been adored and glorified since ancient times and it is fittingly known as the “Royal Badge of England”
What makes the portrait so distinctive are the peculiar roses that are appropriately named after the Queen of England herself – “The Queen Elizabeth Rose”. This magnificent flower was developed and named in the honor of England’s beloved monarch, to commemorate her coronation on June 2, 1953. This rose is considered as one of the most beautiful in the world, its intertwined branches covered with multiple flowers of noble shape and marvelous pink color.
The whole plant is literally bestrewn with inflorescence that gives the resemblance of a tender pink cloud with a mesmerizing aroma, which enraptures the Queen in my painting. The bouquet in her hands, as well, is skillfully created with classical flowers of the first and finest Grandiflora – “The Queen Elizabeth Rose”.
Her Majesty Elizabeth II has always attracted my attention as a distinguished figure of our time; her long-lasting reign made her a unique symbol of the XX and XXI centuries. Her life is the plot for movies and books. For years she has been one of the most often depicted persons on the planet, her personality has been immortalized by many artists and photographers, everyone of whom had their own perception of the monarch, I am not an exception ” – narrates Natalia Babi. “My inspiration has brought me to create my own particular image of the esteemed Queen, in all her spiritual beauty, regal sophistication and elegance”.
This describes the creation of the young and gifted artist Natalia Babi - “Rosy” Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Indeed, what woman would not be delighted with dazzling roses even if this woman is the Queen of England.