COPENHAGEN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Nature, love and fantasy are filled up with a unique arts exhibition featuring Denmark's creative Royal Couple, which goes on display this week at the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark.
A total of 150 selected works, including paintings, decoupages, poems, sculptures, comprise the exhibition with the theme "PAS DE DEUX ROYAL -- an artistic meeting," which brings together the early and very recent art works by Danish Queen Margrethe II and her husband Henrik, Prince Consort.
The exhibition has been organised as a retrospective dialogue between the multifarious works of the Danish Queen and Prince Consort respectively.
"I think it is brave, it is courageous of the Royal Couple to exhibit in a museum like this. It is a big international art museum and of course, they will be criticized," said Jens Erik Soerensen, director of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
Under ten themes such as "fantasy and reality", "creation", "love - nature" and so on, the works enter into a mutually conducive dialogue.
The Queen's creative talent is characterized by landscape paintings in which she was inspired by nature.
"I take it extremely seriously. I work as far as my ability goes, that may not go far enough, but I certainly put a real effort and a lot of thought into what I do. I don't suppose it would work at all, if I didn't love to paint and to express myself," said the Queen.
The visitors' eyes will also be feasting on church textiles, large theatre stage sets, and the meticulous decoupages to which the Queen has devoted herself for a number of years.
For Prince Consort, his favorite modes of artistic expressions are sculpture and poetry. He created imaginative bronze and marble figures and a flow of poetic diction.
Another art form favored by the Queen is to make meticulous decoupage in which colored paper cutouts are glued together into imaginative new pictures and sealed with layers of varnish.
The Queen's first artistic pseudonym was Ingahild Grathmer -- an anagram for her name. She used this pseudonym when she made the illustrations for Danish edition of The Lord of the Rings, which she was invited to illustrate in the early 1970s. The Prince Consort Henrik used the pseudonym H.M. Vejerbjerg -- a "translation" of his French name Montpezat -- when he and the Queen translated Simone de Beauvoir's Tous les hommes sont mortels in 1981.
The Queen is fascinated by painting nature in its glorious magnificence, never leaving room for dominating figures in her art, while Prince Consort always focuses on animal and human bodies in his sculptures, and his frequent use of the words "you" and "I" in his poems serve to underline human relations.
Prince Consort once said: "I see poetry as an opportunity for immersion in a superficial time dominated by news and entertainment that makes us rootless and restless. Poetry takes us closer to the true nature of the world, in poetry we can approach the eternal questions such as love, loneliness and death."
The royal couple accepted the invitation from curator Jens Erik Soerensen, Director of the Museum of Modern Art of ARoS in Aarhus -- which has recently been elected European Cultural Capital 2017.
It is the first time that the royal couple present their works in an exhibition at an international art museum like ARoS.
Both the Queen and Prince Consort have had an active career as creative artists and they inspire each other. In 2000, the Queen illustrated a poetry collection written by Prince Consort.
"Although there are various forms of art, is it art, that is a common language between us," said Prince Consort.
The exhibition, which runs from Oct. 12 till Feb. 23, 2014, provides visitors a glimpse of the universe far from the Royal Couple's traditional and representative activities.