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Old February 12, 2018, 19:16   #1
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Obama's get their Potrait for the National Gallery

People are pretty confused about this one. Couldn't find a non-copywrited pic so here is a video:



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The National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama – to a very mixed reception.

Even though Barack Obama praised Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald “for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” many critics on social media slammed the rendition of the former first lady.

Their main question: Is that really her?

“Michelle Obama is an elegant lady and the portrait looks nice. But clearly, the artist drew someone else,” Dr. Eugene Gu, a health care columnist for The Hill, tweeted.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted, “LOVE the new portrait of Michelle Obama” -- and attached an explosively colorful painting of abstract art.

For the portrait, the former first lady was painted in “grayscale” – a charcoal color with taupe undertones. She’s seated, with her hair falling around her shoulders, in a bold floor-length dress.

While most agreed the image was striking, Twitter went to war over whether it looked anything like Michelle Obama. The verdict varied widely, from positive responses to confused reactions to concern that the portrait did not live up to the subject.

“Ugh…does not do a powerful, beautiful woman justice,” one user wrote.

Ugh...does not do a powerful, beautiful woman justice
— OuisieM (@OuisieM) February 12, 2018

Hideous, Boring. Confused attempt to portray dynamic and vibrant personality of subject.
— James Richardson 🛡️ (@Bazooka713) February 12, 2018

If the first lady was disappointed in the portrait, she was far too gracious to let on.

After her portrait was unveiled, the former first lady said she “was a little overwhelmed, to say the least.”

She added, “I’m also thinking about all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up, and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall.”

Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, beat out 2,500 other artists to paint Michelle Obama.

“I paint American people, and I tell American stories through the paintings I create,” Sherald said. “Once my paintings are complete, the model no longer lives in the painting as themselves. I see something bigger, more symbolic, an archetype.”

Michelle Obama described Sherald “as a woman of extraordinary talent. It’s thrilling to see her get the recognition she deserves.”
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Obama: Working with artists on portrait was a great joy

Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley. It features a seven-foot portrait sitting in a field of flowers, including chrysanthemums, the official flower of Chicago; jasmine, a nod to Obama’s childhood in Hawaii; and African blue lilies to symbolize Obama’s late father who was from Kenya.

Both paintings were unveiled at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits.
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Old February 12, 2018, 19:23   #2
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I hate them so I speak evil of them. He looks like he is on a toilet seat and she needed a parachute to cover that fat ass.
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Old February 12, 2018, 19:45   #3
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What an embarrassment.
He is sitting in a pot patch, and her dress in the portrait, detracts from the subject.

They should have hired competent portrait artists.
Commercial Artists do it all the time, and would have been a damn sight better to hire.
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Old February 12, 2018, 19:54   #4
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Obama chose his artist by previous work.

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/obama-por...ed-white-heads
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Old February 12, 2018, 19:58   #5
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Worst "Artist" ever. Michelle's portrait doesn't look anything like a Wookie.
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Old February 13, 2018, 06:02   #6
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...she needed a parachute to cover that fat ass.
At least you can't see her @#!*% that way. Note her hand position above.
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I don't care. My attention was drawn to the girl on the right (stage left); her outfit and glasses, kinda poised up there.
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I don't care. My attention was drawn to the girl on the right (stage left); her outfit and glasses, kinda poised up there.
It's that lady from The Chew...haha!

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Cartoonish renderings, scribbles really. Oddly appropriate in my view.
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Old February 13, 2018, 09:10   #10
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Cartoonish renderings, scribbles really. Oddly appropriate in my view.
i agree. these portraits look like they were done by a 14 year old art student who does better in clay.

the freaky looking broad on the right? i thought that maybe that was their kid...all freaky looking people in freaky looking pics.
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The picture does reflect the presidency, he was out in the bushes paying golf and she has never been viewed as to what she really is.
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Old February 13, 2018, 10:08   #12
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Just 'Kindling' really!

O., looks like he's in the Weeds - which he is! And the spouse looks like it's dressed in an alternative curtain from the porn movie - 'Gone with Some Wind!'
Finger paintings, by kids - would've been more appropriate, as the chosen portrait artists - but thats me!
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Old February 13, 2018, 10:21   #13
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i agree. these portraits look like they were done by a 14 year old art student who does better in clay.

the freaky looking broad on the right? i thought that maybe that was their kid...all freaky looking people in freaky looking pics.
That whole era was a freak show. Starting to look like it will be remembered that way too. Dunno if it's art but I like it ...
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I would not call that art. In fact I think both paintings suck pretty badly.
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The family portrait:

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Old February 13, 2018, 10:41   #16
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Look at post 55 as it shows other potus portraits.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-...s?q=1&;page=51


Remember Clint Eastwood and the empty chair? They had to paint bummer into it.
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Looks like somebody found the sperm the artist is known for putting in his portraits. Does this make bummer a dickhead?

https://www.newsmediawatchdog.com/si...n-His-Forehead
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Old February 13, 2018, 11:14   #18
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I wonder how much the taxpayers paid for that garbage? They should have just went to a kindergarten class and had a couple of the minority students draw their portraits with crayons.
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Looks like somebody found the sperm the artist is known for putting in his portraits. Does this make bummer a dickhead?

https://www.newsmediawatchdog.com/si...n-His-Forehead
Reminds me of Disney's Dicks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3slg-u4emv0

Juvenile - secret society genitalia?!
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His portrait make me think of Welcome to the Jungle. Hers is someone else probably the studio model. True couple of wierdos, trying to be extra black now that he is out of office. Didnt do much for the black community while he was in office. Huck fim.

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I think bubbagump summed it up nicely...

Freakshow.
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What an embarrassment.
He is sitting in a pot patch, and her dress in the portrait, detracts from the subject.

They should have hired competent portrait artists.
Commercial Artists do it all the time, and would have been a damn sight better to hire.
Apparently, they could not find competent black portrait artists.



And yes, what an embarrassment, just like his presidency. A proper tribute.
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Hillary's presidential portrait will always be the best one ever done.
More MAGA winning.
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Hillary's presidential portrait will always be the best one ever done.
More MAGA winning.
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Not very flattering portraits. Figures.
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Wait a minute . . . is he manspreading?
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Looks like somebody found the sperm the artist is known for putting in his portraits. Does this make bummer a dickhead?

https://www.newsmediawatchdog.com/si...n-His-Forehead
It was the "seminal" moment of the unveiling.
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This is a mockery presented by Hussein Obama, pure and simple. Obama's hatred for America shows in this despicable caricature. He is mocking all Presidents before him and had the artist ejaculate on the mockery. Obama's plan to destroy President Trump is very obvious by now and who knows what satanic plans are being hatched at this moment by this vile creature. This criminal MUST be captured before he succeeds.
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Obama chose his artist by previous work.

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/obama-por...ed-white-heads
This says it all.
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michelle looks kinda like aunt jamima in her portrait in that dress.
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Heard some black women say bummer picture was biblical, he looked like a snake in the grass.
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A childish painting that is not deserving of the honor; for a man with sperm on his head not deserving of the office. In my opinion it sums up the 8 year ordeal perfectly.

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