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    Default The obamas Official Portraits Unveiled..... Your Thoughts??

    So, they had a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery today and the obamas were in attendance as their likenesses were made public.

    Thoughts on the work??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianeinwa View Post
    Oh yes I am near death over here. lol
    Teenage! oh yeah I forgot 26 is the new 18.
    She's 19. I'm surprised you don't know more about people you hate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lima India Bravo View Post
    She's 19. I'm surprised you don't know more about people you hate.
    I said she was 18?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reflechissez View Post
    Look how many people came into this thread without reading it. Exhibit A as to why trump has followers and Fox has viewers.
    How many?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyLou View Post
    It's not part of that collection. He has a different portrait for that. That link is mistaken
    Actually, Obama's official WH portrait will probably stand out from the others, because for the first time it will be a photograph (by Pete Souza, whose book of Obama photos I can highly recommend).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Actually, Obama's official WH portrait will probably stand out from the others, because for the first time it will be a photograph (by Pete Souza, whose book of Obama photos I can highly recommend).
    I already posted that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dianeinwa View Post
    Oh yes I am near death over here. lol
    Teenage! oh yeah I forgot 26 is the new 18.
    Malia is 19, Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cratic3947 View Post
    Obama sitting in the weeds and a crayon sketch of his wife.. Nice
    When I first saw the presidential portrait I thought it looked like he was sitting an a patch of poison ivy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dianeinwa View Post
    I said she was 18?
    No, you said she was 26 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by dianeinwa View Post
    Oh yes I am near death over here. lol
    Teenage! oh yeah I forgot 26 is the new 18.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reflechissez View Post
    Look how many people came into this thread without reading it. Exhibit A as to why trump has followers and Fox has viewers.
    TBF, I didn't read the link in the OP because I had already read links elsewhere. None of the ones I read clarified this at all, including on CNN, and the wiki I used to get more background also showed Obama's new portrait alongside the rest. All the headlines on Google showed "official portrait." This sounds like a media problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandelay View Post
    Judith and Holofernes. Here's a link to 25 other depictions of the same event, all of which make some minor adaptation to fit the role of Judith to the culture:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_beheading_Holofernes
    "Based on historical portraits" is a stretch. Maybe "kind of sorta like ..."

    You're suggesting that to "fit the role to our culture" today, it takes a black woman beheading a white woman with a janbiya.

    That's not a culture I'm happy to have.

    To be clear, I think the actual artistic content -- the colors, the depth, the background, the balance -- contains tremendous artistry. (Actually, in this series -- Economy of Grace -- far better than the portrait unveiled today, for what that's worth.)

    It's not the artistry that's in question. It's the message. The story of Judith was that she saved her people by beheading the general who was about to slaughter them. It's part of ancient Jewish history. What does the imagery of a black lady beheading a white woman with an Arabic dagger say? Do you think those were just random elements to compose the picture? The series is supposed to be about empowering black women, about showing their grace. By beheading ... anyone? Grace? Empowerment? Adaptation to fit the culture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Actually, Obama's official WH portrait will probably stand out from the others, because for the first time it will be a photograph (by Pete Souza, whose book of Obama photos I can highly recommend).
    That's ****ing rad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyLou View Post
    It's not part of that collection. He has a different portrait for that. That link is mistaken
    It's going to look cartoonish next to any other portrait.

    Even next to Michelle's that got unveiled with his, for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianeinwa View Post
    Must not insult or offend BM Obama. Sacrilegious to do so.
    You would be one of the first ones to do so however about anything Trump. Smell the hypocrisy.
    there is a difference between calling trump an idiot and commenting on obamas ears....do you need it spelled out?
    look i understand, you dont have much going on in your life so you need to come on here and be divisive..which in turn you cry about people calling you divisive because they are mean....while you insult obama and michelle..

    what you dont think i know your games?
    I was waiting to see what you would add to the forum outside of your worthless posts about Russia...its not much....i guess being stupid and a racist is an accomplishment...( and yes i know odds are you added the ear comment to bait someone) Like most of you...you arent that clever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandelay View Post
    I like Barack's but I'm so-so on Michelle's. Can you put them in your OP?
    I don't like either. He tried to get too creative and cute. Both are a little strange. The Artist was trying too hard. It's like he was trying to emphasize himself rather than the President. He needs a do over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altair1013 View Post
    I don't like either. He tried to get too creative and cute. Both are a little strange. The Artist was trying too hard. It's like he was trying to emphasize himself rather than the President. He needs a do over.
    You sound like you know a lot about art.
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