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In Obama's Official Portrait the Flowers Are Cultivated From the Past

Kehinde Wiley’s painting is full of historical art references says Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery

The botany in Obama’s official portrait represents his history

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Artist Kehinde Wiley employed the language of flowers. President Obama’s official portrait uses flowers to tell his story. Infographic by Tom McNamara The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. is full of familiar faces.... The post The botany in Obama’s official portrait...

Presidents’ Day video: The unveiling of the official Obama portraits

In this video, watch the unveiling of the magnificent portraits of President Obama and the former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. Listen to poignant remarks by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, Smithsonian Secretary...Show More Summary

The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Every U.S. president eventually has a portrait hanging in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Last Monday, President Obama's portrait was unveiled. At the ceremonies for these unveilings, the subject of the portrait normally has praise for the artist's talent, often accompanied by a self-deprecating joke about their own appearance. Show More Summary

The Duchess of Cambridge selects Victorian photographs for National Portrait Gallery exhibition trail

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Duchess of Cambridge is to select photographs from the National Portrait Gallery?s forthcoming exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography as part of a Patron?s trail, it was announced today, Friday 16 February 2018. Show More Summary

Obama with Flowers by Susan Harris

I’d seen the new Obama portraits all over the media, so yesterday I subwayed down to the National Portrait Gallery to see them in person. The president’s portrait, on the second floor in the president’s gallery, I found so real, so intense, so HIM, it was hard to pull myself away from it. But let’s […]

Open Thread - The Trump National Portrait Gallery

Possibilities for the Trump National Portrait #photoshops by me pic.twitter.com/qKr0srx00q — Frances Langum (@bluegal) February 13, 2018 I've said on this thread twice already: Yep, I'm a photoshopper. pic.twitter.com/3Y5IhwEiVB — Frances...Show More Summary

Is Obama covered in sperm in his National Portrait Gallery painting?

Scott referenced this amongst the big ol’ bowl of current right wing nuttiness that Glenn Greenwald somehow overlooked, but I think it’s the kind of question that deserves careful consideration on its own. Related question: When did the Republican party completely flip out? I’ve been at least a little politically conscious since March 31st, 1968, […]

Spermgate? Spermghazi? Spermhannity?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Sean Hannity took one look at Barack Obama's official presidential portrait — unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this week — and saw what he wanted to see: Sean Hannity isn’t a fan of Barack Obama, and he’s not fond of the former president’s new portrait either. Show More Summary

The artists behind the striking Obama portraits

Former POTUS and FLOTUS Barack and Michelle Obamas' official portraits for the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery were revealed yesterday. Barack selected New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle selected Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. Show More Summary

Obama’s Official Portrait Unveiled, Sean Hannity Claims “Inappropriate Sexual Innuendo”

[guest post by Dana] The official portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday. Certainly reactions to the non-traditional renderings have run the gamut from something brilliant, to something not brilliant. Show More Summary

Two early portraits by Freud acquired for the nation and allocated to Abbot Hall, Kendal

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Two early portraits by Lucian Freud, Portrait of Lady Scott, 1952-54 and Portrait of Hermione Scott, 1960 have been accepted in lieu of tax and allocated to Lakeland Arts Trust for Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal. Lucian Freud was one of Britain?s greatest artists of the twentieth century. Show More Summary

These hilarious Obama presidential portrait memes will have you ROTFLOL

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the official portraits of former president Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Weak in Portraits: Obama Edition

(Steven Hayward) The unveiling of the portraits of the Obamas for the National Portrait Gallery puts me in mind of Winston Churchill’s reaction to the ghastly Graham Sutherland portrait (left) presented to him for his 80th birthday,Show More Summary

The Mystery of Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Michelle Obama

Doreen St. Félix writes about Amy Sherald’s official portrait of the former First Lady Michelle Obama, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.

The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet’s Best Meme Game

last weekNews : NewsFeed

The presidential paintings were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, D.C. And they're not what you'd expect

Travelers heading to Washington, D.C., this spring will have something new to see: Portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. The portraits will go on display Tuesday and mark the first time the museum has commissioned African American...

See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits

They'll be on display with other presidential images at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

See the Newly Unveiled Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

last weekNews : The Lookout

Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.

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