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    Obama’Portrait Unveling.

    On CSPAn now. Two classy people.

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    two classy people, yes.

    The portraits though.. i don't know.

    Michelle's portrait, i think is a big fail. It doesn't really look like her, it's flat, with no depth.. looks like a junior HS student attempted to sketch her after a photo.
    Barack's portrait, while being very detailed and very much alike him, the body posture chosen, this hinged sitting position in the chair.. not sure what message that is supposed to convey.

    I'm no artist, and sure no arts critic.. just my personal thought.. i don't like the portraits too much, the Obama's deserved better.
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    I have to agree that I'm not a fan of the portraits. I agree that Michelle's doesn't look like her. Barack's looks like him, but what's with the background? Is there some significance? I took a lot of art classes in school and have some appreciation for art, but I'm certainly no expert. I just don't like them. I feel bad. But I just don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    On CSPAn now. Two classy people.
    I like Ob's. Michelle's is way too gray-scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I have to agree that I'm not a fan of the portraits. I agree that Michelle's doesn't look like her. Barack's looks like him, but what's with the background? Is there some significance? I took a lot of art classes in school and have some appreciation for art, but I'm certainly no expert. I just don't like them. I feel bad. But I just don't.
    Ob's looks tropical-Hawaiian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Ob's looks tropical-Hawaiian.
    Oh, so that's what that's about! That's an explanation, but it doesn't make it look any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    two classy people, yes.

    The portraits though.. i don't know.

    Michelle's portrait, i think is a big fail. It doesn't really look like her, it's flat, with no depth.. looks like a junior HS student attempted to sketch her after a photo.
    Barack's portrait, while being very detailed and very much alike him, the body posture chosen, this hinged sitting position in the chair.. not sure what message that is supposed to convey.

    I'm no artist, and sure no arts critic.. just my personal thought.. i don't like the portraits too much, the Obama's deserved better.
    I wonder if the Obama's chose those artists? I would be looking for a refund. I feel bad that they are stuck with those bad portraits.
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    Hey, they used my little garden chair!



    Um, I think they look fine, one has to take into account the style of each artist.

    "The paintings exemplify the two artists' trademark styles.

    "Wiley typically portrays people of color posing as famous figures in Western art," the Portrait Gallery writes. "Through this practice, he challenges the visual rhetoric of power that is dominated by elite white men."

    Barack Obama said he admired how Wiley's photos "challenge our conventional views of power and privilege."

    But he said he rejected Wiley's ideas that involved him, for instance, riding a horse.

    " 'I've got enough political problems without you making me look like Napoleon,' " he remembered telling Wiley. " 'You've got to bring it down a touch.' And that's what he did."

    "How do you explain that a lot of that is just simply not true?" Wiley said, when he took to the lectern. Then he got more serious.

    "The ability to be the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president of the United States is absolutely overwhelming," Wiley said. "It doesn't get any better than that. I was humbled by this invitation but I was also inspired by Barack Obama's personal story."

    Sherald, "known for her stylized, archetypal portrayals of African Americans," survived a heart transplant in 2012, the museum notes. "A personification of resilience herself, Sherald conveys the inner strength of her subjects through a combination of calm expressions and confrontational poses," the gallery writes.

    "I am a little overwhelmed, to say the least," Michelle Obama said in a speech, after helping Sherald reveal her work. "As you may have guessed, I don't think there is anybody in my family who has ever had a portrait done, let alone a portrait that will be hanging in the National Gallery — at least as far as I know, Mom," she said. "But all those folks who helped me be here today, they are with us physically and they are with us in spirit."

    "I'm also thinking of all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who ... will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution," she said. "I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives, because I was one of those girls."

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...rtrait-gallery

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    On CSPAn now. Two classy people.
    Hardly

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    Hardly
    Go away.
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