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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
Reply #20 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:21pm
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glen65 wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:07pm:
I don't believe he would have had any issue provided it was well done. Both of these are just rubbish and should be redone. I've see quite a bit of artwork of the former president and first lady, that were much better done than this. I don't believe Barack or Michelle were as happy with these as they let on. That doesn't even look like Michelle. It looks more like Beyonce, maybe the artist was confused. The one of Barack kind of looks like the artist took still photo, then pasted it on some tacky background wallpaper. Rick was the lefty artist here. I bet he would have trashed both of these, along with the artists to boot.

That pic where the president was dressed in a tan suit would have been better than this. The pics below are much better examples of what should have been presented.
https://thegrio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/obama-portrait.jpg


https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/first-lady-...


O come, now.

There isn't one grey-skinned alien or giant, encroaching wall of greenery in either one of those pictures. How are we supposed to take the former President and First Lady seriously without them?
  



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Reply #21 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:23pm
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Maestro wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:18pm:
I just don't get it. Any of it.

The picture of Mrs. O looks amateurish. The picture of him is just...weird. It's emasculating, bizarre and frankly, both seem like an exercise in vanity on behalf of the artist.

But, whatever. They approved it, so if they're OK with unending generations of schoolkids bursting into mocking laughter as they reach the portion of the exhibit where their portraits are hung, then so be it.

She just looks pissed off and her husband's portrait looks like an advert for weedkiller.
  

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Reply #22 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:49pm
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What about the artist's previous work is racist?  I don't see it.
  
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Reply #23 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:06pm
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Im telling you critics, its not easy painting black. The George Washington is right on and Lincoln was really that ugly.
  

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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
Reply #24 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:31pm
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Theres a Gorilla Behind you wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:23pm:
She just looks pissed off and her husband's portrait looks like an advert for weedkiller.



The Artist Roll Eyes may have been peering into their souls, when he did what ever you would like to call it.  The portraits may get 10$ at Goodwill if the frames are good.
  

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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
Reply #25 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 9:43pm
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yeah yeah so they arent dogs playing poker or Elvis on velvet but there is symbolism   Roll Eyes

"There’s a reason for that: The background is a nod to historical portraiture, according to The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott. Meanwhile, the different flowers symbolize Obama’s personal background: There are African blue lilies, a nod to his father’s birthplace of Kenya; jasmine, which represents Obama’s birthplace of Hawaii; and Chicago’s official flower, chrysanthemums."...
"Meanwhile, the former first lady’s portrait shows her in a black and white dress looking thoughtful with her hand on her chin.
The dress itself, made by Milly brand designer Michelle Smith, has an “eye-teasingly complicated” meaning of its own, Cotter writes: “mostly white interrupted by black Op Art-ish blips and patches of striped color suggestive of African textiles.”

Kennicott also notes that Obama’s dress is a reflection of her “tasteful but not extravagant department-store fashion” that reflects her “mix of couture and comfortable pragmatism.”"

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/02/12/those-interesting-new-obama-portrait...
  
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Reply #26 - Feb 13th, 2018 at 11:41pm
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Cartoons befitting the cartoon people they represent.
  

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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
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Harrys Sockpuppet4335 wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 11:41pm:
Cartoons befitting the cartoon people they represent.


Sure Harry...   Similarly, that's why you write with crayons.. Tools to compliment your intellect.
  
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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
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Did Obama actually say "put me in a bed of weeds and give me a sixth finger on my left hand?"
  

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Re: Obama Portrait Artist’s Other Works Include Decapitated White People
Reply #29 - Feb 14th, 2018 at 12:30am
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Feb 13th, 2018 at 8:49pm:
What about the artist's previous work is racist?  I don't see it.


Would it be racist if Trump had his portrait painted by and artist that painted white women holding up decapitated black women?

This is worse than Trump accidentally retweeting a member of the alt-right... surly Obama knew the artists former work before he decided upon him.
  
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