Martin Tognola / A less-than-regal royal

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Martin Tognola compares King Charles III , King of Spain, circa 1759-1788, who was one of the most successful European rulers of his time, to the current King Philip VI, who took the throne in 2014 and is married to a television journalist.  Tognola’s ironic political illustration is about a TV discourse.

The illustrator’s latest portfolio piece portrays the current monarch as a less-than-regal royal though in an identical pose to that of Charles III’s official portrait: a three-quarter view with one arm outstretched and the other slightly bent. His reference to The Hunger Games, is a comment on the monarch’s style of statesmanship.




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