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Obama's portraits unveiled

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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:23 AM
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The one of Michelle looks like an underpainting, as if the artist did not have time to finish it properly.

I've definitely seen better. This could be a decent painting, if finished though.




posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Bluntone22

Well... the current paradigm rumor is that homo sapiens evolved from its predecessors in Africa so every president is a descendent of....

Oh you mean he's Kenyan?

Yea, that's true, too.



Stop, just stop! That is BS, and is a dead horse that even trump backed off of!





posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Bluntone22

I thought Michelle's picture was okay, but Obama's portrait looks feminine.



Interesting look for him. He is man spreading but then has his arms crossed over the spread area like he's hiding his crotch. Just weird.

I expected something more spectacular and strong I guess, not something one could find painted on the side of a small town building or fence.

Nothing to write home about....but yeah, whatever.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

You didn't expect people to actually read the article, did you?



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: artnut

OMG those are terrible.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:47 AM
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You know, if you switch the heads, it isn't so bad.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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Though to be fair, President GW Bush portrait had everyone shocked. It was said it was not presidential too. I wish I could embed some pics but alas, This 2010 article basically gives one another perspective on why Obama's portrait is even more shocking then the previous president's.

I can't wait to see the shocking masterpiece that will surely be Trump's portrait!

Edit add: taking into consideration on what the reviewer in my link says about the last 4 portraits meanings and how they reflect on the Presidents...what is Obama's portrait telling us? What is the artistic story being told here about who he was as a president?
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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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Michelle's looks terrible. But then again, "it's art" so all that matters is the name of the person who painted it.

I saw a program once where they had an elephant paint something, which of course turned out to be just a bunch of random brush strokes. They presented the painting to some big-time art museum curator for appraisal and she said she had an idea whose it was and that if it was done by the artist she was thinking of, it would easily fetch millions at an auction. Then they revealed an elephant did it. Of course, then the curator said you wouldn't get much for it.

Disclaimer: I do appreciate some art. Truth be told if you presented me with that elephant's piece, next to a similar piece by the artist the curator was thinking of, I'd take the elephant's.
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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

That's one busy background on the Former President.

Michele's looks stylized, is that normal for such Portraits? I would have thought they would go for realism.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Half hiding with the Bushes? They did become chummy afterall... Micheal does not even closely resemble her
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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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is it just me or does that bush barry is sitting in look a lot like poison ivy?




posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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Is it me, or does the painting of Michele have gray skin? It looks like the artist took a black & white photo of her and added a few bits of color to the bottom of the dress.

She also looks much younger than the Michele we know, and her hair doesn't look like one of the cheap wigs that Jerry Springer guests wear



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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I find it telling that Michelle’s shoulders are “feminized”. Look at her hair in relation to her shoulders in the painting and then how the shoulders are actually way outside where her hair falls in the picture.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: kurthall

originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Bluntone22

Well... the current paradigm rumor is that homo sapiens evolved from its predecessors in Africa so every president is a descendent of....

Oh you mean he's Kenyan?

Yea, that's true, too.



Stop, just stop! That is BS, and is a dead horse that even trump backed off of!




Just because you say so doesn’t make it true.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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lol i like it!



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I would love to see Obama and George Dubya start a Bob Ross-type of art show. Each episode, as the paintings are closer to finished, they both get progressively drunker and start talking crap about the current and past presidents.

I'd watch the hell out of that.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I like that idea but you should generalize it to simply "drunk painting"
You can have a guest celebrity on each week to get drunk and paint.



posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Michelle is gray.

Interesting artistic choice to celebrate a 'woman of color.'


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posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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From another site but it made me laugh...


On another note why does it have to be so far from the norm? lol it's so "look at me".









posted on Feb, 12 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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Why did the artist paint him lost in the jungle? and why did he take a chair with him?

Michelle's looks unfinished.




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