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´Like a sketch by a sixth grader´: Outcry
greets newly unveiled Michelle Obama portrait
that looks nothing like her - while Barack´s
is likened to Beyonce´s birth announcement

Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/12/2018 10:06:38 PM

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle were in attendance on Monday as their portraits were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. While President Obama´s striking portrait by Kehinde Wiley garnered audible gasps of awe from the audience, Michelle´s portrait was not as warmly welcomed. Many online said that Amy Sherald´s portrait didn´t even look like Michelle. ´Amy Sherald should have met Michelle Obama before making that portrait,´ one user wrote. Others went so far as to criticize the artist´s skill, comparing the work to a kid´s art project. ´Okay legit that Michelle Obama portrait looks

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The Brits don´t try to sugar-coat the quality of the ´artwork´.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rochow, 2/12/2018 10:18:23 PM     (No. 11541849)

How appropriate, a pansy amongst all the weeds he has smoked and otherwise imbibed.

Hers? OMG? Did she want to look like J.Lo? Both have rear ends that require a lot of material! Decades from now, no one will know who the person is/was in this rather strange dress.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/12/2018 10:22:43 PM     (No. 11541854)

Alinsky´s Rule No. 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Go for it, folks. These portraits beg for ridicule.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mfm, 2/12/2018 10:26:47 PM     (No. 11541855)

They were a ruse, all lies, the portrait(s) clearly illustrate their hate and a perfect middle finger to all pf us and those who visit the White House in the future, they are disgusting evil people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: synchronicity, 2/12/2018 10:28:44 PM     (No. 11541857)

She wasn´t what the MSM said she was and neither is her picture.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/12/2018 10:31:57 PM     (No. 11541863)

I think this was a big fat middle finger to "the house that slaves built (Obama´s words).
Now there will be all the white founders´ portraits and then these portraits of two unsmiling black folks. Actually, not surprising.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rytwng, 2/12/2018 10:34:08 PM     (No. 11541864)

His looks like a wanted poster. Hers looks like a cartoon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/12/2018 10:45:04 PM     (No. 11541868)

Barry’s portrait looks like he’s fixin’ to come out...finally. Michelle’s bears no resemblence at all. Someone on another site said Michelle’s looks like the actress Kerry Washington on whom Barry allegedly had a crush. That ought to rankle Michelle’s feathers! They actually managed to make Michelle sorta attractive. Shocking.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/12/2018 10:56:35 PM     (No. 11541873)

When the Lakerman Commission issues its final report, it will be a milleneum before another black president is elected, or a first female president is elected.
Barack and Hillary have damaged the product so badly,...voters will smarten up and remember.

But as I posted elsewhere, the artist who painted Michelle appears to use a style reminiscent of turn of the century black self taught painters. Google her work to see that, yet again, I am correct.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 2/12/2018 11:01:52 PM     (No. 11541876)

Those aren´t her arms. What happened to the Wookies flabby arms?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Omen, 2/12/2018 11:04:24 PM     (No. 11541878)

But it does reflect her.
It has no depth.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MissGrits, 2/12/2018 11:12:07 PM     (No. 11541884)

Gives new meaning to the need for “art critic!”

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AGGW, 2/12/2018 11:35:09 PM     (No. 11541897)

While I am not a fan of either Obama, even they deserve better than these.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 0658, 2/12/2018 11:38:05 PM     (No. 11541899)

The Mooch would have better off choosing a Hatian street artist and painting it in Acrylic colors.

The artist has adequately shown that the Mooch is ugly clear to the bone; I am so pleased that this will be the "Official" portrait. The portrait has captured and gives great insight into the character of the subject.

The stupidity in choosing an artist based on race rather talent is apparent.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/12/2018 11:50:12 PM     (No. 11541906)

It could have been worse; Mooch could have been pictured in that Spider Woman get-up from the election fiasco. Future WH visitors will wonder if this is the punishment the O´s deserved.

A friend from Tahiti explained the meaning of being among the flowers. Wonder what Barry was thinking. Ultimate insult, is what I´m thinking.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Packard Man, 2/13/2018 12:34:47 AM     (No. 11541929)

Just love the headline!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/13/2018 12:37:07 AM     (No. 11541931)

Not exactly what you would call a presidential portrait.

What an awful dress she is wearing at the event and the one the artist is wearing isn´t much better. Melania can teach them a thing or two or three.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: meidei, 2/13/2018 12:45:43 AM     (No. 11541935)

I hesitate to say what my first thought was of his portrait ...
Sitting on a child´s potty chair in an ad for Glade or Febreze Air Freshener.
As for her - wrong nose, mouth and hair. Rather 1 dimensional, flat, lifeless.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pchristopher, 2/13/2018 2:23:44 AM     (No. 11541966)

My understanding is that these are in the National Portrait Gallery. If they find their way into the White House, they should be exorcised and burned as soon as the Press leaves.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMoneypenny, 2/13/2018 3:37:27 AM     (No. 11541979)

Take a second look at below the waist where
her arm is resing at the flesh clolored
panels.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MissMoneypenny, 2/13/2018 3:41:07 AM     (No. 11541980)

Take a second look at the flesh colored
areas - her arm is resting on one and the other goes from the waist to the bottom of
the painting.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/13/2018 4:08:56 AM     (No. 11541987)

FTA: "While President Obama´s striking portrait by Kehinde Wiley garnered audible gasps of awe from the audience".

I don´t think that they were gasps ´of awe´
- they were gasps of shuddering disturbances of the senses.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2018 5:02:34 AM     (No. 11542002)

That picture of the Øbamboozler makes me wanna grab a gallon of Roundup® and a spray wand!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chumley, 2/13/2018 5:07:33 AM     (No. 11542004)

This might be a good time to bring back the word "grody".

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigken2, 2/13/2018 6:14:05 AM     (No. 11542029)

barry looks like he is in left field at the cubs game

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/13/2018 6:23:03 AM     (No. 11542034)

Personally, I think the portraits exactly represent the Obamas- I do mean Perfectly! I can not imagine a stately, traditional Presidential portrait of that jerk. Such a quality likeness would grossly misrepresent the man. There was nothing stately about that gum chewing poster boy for a street thug. Obama came from people who despise this nation and her people. So, it is altogether proper that their historical portraits are grotesque and different. A stately portrait would render a completely wrong historical view of what they truly were- Just hate filled, small minded, crude, tacky, petty people hell bent on vengeance and destruction of this great nation. The portraits are perfect representations of their true selves.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/13/2018 6:24:11 AM     (No. 11542036)

He is a shady character, thus the leaves.

First green President.

Stay outta the bushes.




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Reply 27 - Posted by: M2, 2/13/2018 6:26:30 AM     (No. 11542037)

Somebody said that Michelle‘s dress looked like the cover for her car. Amen.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2018 6:29:27 AM     (No. 11542038)

#25 - Maybe you can shed some light on why the Øbamboozler has five fingers and no thumb on his left hand?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 2/13/2018 6:35:02 AM     (No. 11542044)

Michelle´s portrait looks like something a spraycan artist would pant on a brick wall somewhere.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2018 6:42:20 AM     (No. 11542050)

Rattle-can art: Not just Michelle dancing...

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tangles, 2/13/2018 6:55:43 AM     (No. 11542057)

Me thinks Michelle is a wannabe white privilege chick wearing a bag of soccer balls to remind us to be fit.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: provide, 2/13/2018 6:58:46 AM     (No. 11542059)

Everyone has missed the Moochelle "toned arms" feature.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/13/2018 7:05:55 AM     (No. 11542063)

Future observers will ask:

´´Why in the world are there portraits of the Whitehouse gardeners hanging here?´´

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lala, 2/13/2018 7:06:53 AM     (No. 11542065)

This is what you get when you give a job not to the most talented artist but to an affirmative action hire.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/13/2018 7:09:38 AM     (No. 11542066)

I believe the Obama’s love the shock value in anything. They got it in spades with these portraits. These two paintings will be a glaring difference to all the other portraits hanging in the gallery. All the others are dignified and representative of the office they held. Then come the Obama’s. They are all about being shockingly different. They do not understand or respect the tradition of a Presidential/First Lady portrait. They could have commissioned something more fitting to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, but purposefully chose to make a statement. Amateurish and lacking in dignity just about sums these two up. It’s not even a avant-garde, but comes across as trying too hard to be cool. Typical.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: pinger, 2/13/2018 7:34:03 AM     (No. 11542079)

What a hoot. These portraits accentuate what fools the socialist Obamas are and thanks to these unwitting artists, visitors to the Gallery will be getting chuckles for years and years to come! Striking is the way that both artists have captured the essence of both of their subjects: her with a sour, hateful look on her face and him, a pansy in the pansies.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: congar, 2/13/2018 7:34:11 AM     (No. 11542080)

What’s wrong with a portrait of the President of the United States taking a crap in the woods?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 2/13/2018 7:44:53 AM     (No. 11542086)

Hey, someone figured out a way to make a gown out of Grandma´s quilt!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/13/2018 7:46:31 AM     (No. 11542088)

They´re actually quite fitting - third rate art for a third rate presidency.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/13/2018 8:04:44 AM     (No. 11542101)

I didn’t watch the unveiling but I understand that Mooch was speechless when she saw hers and had to take a few seconds to come up with a response. Weren’t she and Smidgen shown the portraits before the unveiling? And if not, why not? And isn’t that beyond stupid?

Smidgen looks like he’s sitting on a potty chair in a Victorian bedroom and that he’s having regularity issues. Hers looks like someone else in a 1960’s “mod” dress.

I’m an artist but I don’t get what replies 19 and 20 are referring to - can someone enlighten me please?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Throwback, 2/13/2018 8:06:44 AM     (No. 11542103)

Is that a "time out" chair the Choomster is sitting in?

Was Mooch going for a 70´s Cleopatra Jones vibe?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 2/13/2018 8:09:13 AM     (No. 11542105)

#13 is correct "the stupidity in choosing an artist based on race rather than talent". Another post "an affirmative action hire" for a drawer´ (these are not artist).
This all reminds me of the ´poet´ Myra Anjalo (spelling is wrong) she was horrible like those drawings but it´s what the Obama´s meant to do. The couple together hate this nation and everything about. They didn´t take the National Portrait Gallery serious among all those ´white folks´ so why not flip America off one more time.
I think the drawings are spot on considering the subjects.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Stryker714, 2/13/2018 8:17:23 AM     (No. 11542115)

Note they covered up her legs in a near industrial manner, for good reason-bowed galore. They also skipped having her shown smiling,lest her dramatic Dracula incisors show. Next time, they can paint her up in a Snuggie, just for kicks.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: bobgray2, 2/13/2018 8:19:53 AM     (No. 11542120)

It looks like Barack and Michelle figured out a way to put graffiti in the White House, or at least the National Gallery.
Apparently Barack´s "artist" never learned to draw hands.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: laotzu, 2/13/2018 8:20:39 AM     (No. 11542121)

Affirmative action art of an affirmative action president. This is what you get when you judge people solely by the color of the their skin. They couldn´t organize a one-car parade without screwing it up.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/13/2018 8:29:01 AM     (No. 11542130)

I think I´ve seen those on a boxcar as I waited for a train to pass.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/13/2018 8:37:15 AM     (No. 11542138)

And what else has the moron that painted The One´s portrait done? How about severing the heads of white women? Yep, usual class act by those Former Phonies that stunk up the Whitehouse:

https://www.independentsentinel.com/baracks-portrait-artist-famous-painting-decapitated-white-women/

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 2/13/2018 8:53:09 AM     (No. 11542148)

These two people have always struck me as trying way too hard to be edgy and ´cool´ while poking tradition and decorum in the eye. The photoshopped reactions mocking these portraits have been quite clever, especially the one I saw on Don Surber´s site of Obama in a suit with the background pattern from his portrait.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/13/2018 9:03:20 AM     (No. 11542158)

Mooch´s speech did mention that in the future, young black girls would visit the gallery and by gazing at these "works of art" would most likely ponder how they too could become First Lady in a Land that is soooo racist. Same slam, different day.

When she mentioned the visit, I hope she meant that the portraits would stay at the National Gallery and not be seen in the People´s House.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/13/2018 9:05:00 AM     (No. 11542161)

And of course Moo!chelle had to insert race into the occasion. She wanted young [black] ladies to see someone that looked like them and they could go there too. Not verbatim. Sick of all things racial.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: M-79, 2/13/2018 9:26:45 AM     (No. 11542186)

My first thought upon seeing Michelle´s portrait was the Queen of Hearts in the Disney cartoon Alice in Wonderland. Both wore the same dress.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: janjan, 2/13/2018 9:35:00 AM     (No. 11542197)

Can´t stop laughing when I see this. They think they are so so special and they look just totally embarrassed by these horrible portraits.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: strike3, 2/13/2018 9:37:16 AM     (No. 11542199)

We are required by leftist law to give the artists a huge allowance for shoddy work - just because. Otherwise we are raciss..

I would guess that Obama asked Kehinde to paint him where he spent most of his time, on the golf course. So he was painted where we all knew he would be, lost in the woods looking for his balls.

As for mooch, no explanation, words fail. I hope they don´t end up in the Smithsonian or I will have to avoid the entire building. If it´s the new African American History building it will be easy.



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Reply 54 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/13/2018 9:54:23 AM     (No. 11542215)

At least Barack´s portrait bears a facial likeness to its subject regardless of the purposeless background. The headline is correct that Michelle´s looks to have been done in a grammar school art class. I would even go so far as to say that Michelle´s face isn´t recognizable in her alleged portrait, not that that´s necessarily a bad thing. Amy Sherald´s artistic talent can be described as nugatory. She can´t even draw a representative face.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: larry_bud_melman, 2/13/2018 10:00:06 AM     (No. 11542226)

If someone sent her portrait into those old Art Instruction Inc. Draw Me talent tests, it would have been the first submission in the history of the company where they replied with "Save your money"

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Reply 56 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 2/13/2018 10:22:09 AM     (No. 11542258)

I think it was a good depiction of them. He was in the Bushes more than we realized and she was always showing those guns of hers.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/13/2018 10:31:55 AM     (No. 11542272)

The portrait of Barack Hussein has huge hands. Perhaps what they say is truuue.



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Reply 58 - Posted by: Arby, 2/13/2018 10:47:29 AM     (No. 11542287)

The august Fauxbama with an extra finger, hanging against the center field wall at Wrigley and Moochelle being draped by Omar. Ackkkk.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: trackman999, 2/13/2018 10:52:05 AM     (No. 11542290)

Anything subliminal about the size of barry´s hands?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 2/13/2018 10:58:43 AM     (No. 11542298)

The problem with the painting is you "can´t make a silk purse from a sow´s ear" Actually she should be pleased the kindergartner who painted it makes her look better than she is in life. The problem, as I see it,length of her thighs and legs would make her 9´ tall if she stood. As far as the kenyan´s portrait done by another black woman who has black women with decapitated white women´s heads in her hand (the original kathy lee?)in other paintings must have meant the green leaves he sitting amongst represent marijuana.
Weren´t they just a lovely pair to represent the USA?


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Reply 61 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/13/2018 11:07:16 AM     (No. 11542304)

My first thought was that Obama had been framed against his pot garden, and that Mooch´s dress was largely from the antebellum. First impressions are usually the best.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Texas544, 2/13/2018 11:10:20 AM     (No. 11542307)

George W Bush could have painted better portraits. Now that is sad.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Mulhaven, 2/13/2018 11:14:04 AM     (No. 11542311)

The portraits accurately present two cartoon characters.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/13/2018 11:25:36 AM     (No. 11542322)

Most of it is a bad photoshop composition.

He’s photoshopped a right hand onto the left arm…and didn’t do a good job of it. The disconnect can easily be seen. The scale is incorrect.

The green “tobaccy” must be potent in the “artist’s studio."

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Reply 65 - Posted by: choey, 2/13/2018 11:32:07 AM     (No. 11542324)

I´ve seen "Paint by the Numbers" portraits that were better.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: bmw50, 2/13/2018 11:41:56 AM     (No. 11542337)

Fox News showed two painting, Michelle´s artist painted, of two Blacks holding the heads of two white people who had been beheaded.

Why would she choose an artist that hates whites so much? You don´t need to answer that.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 2/13/2018 11:42:55 AM     (No. 11542339)

You know that CNN, the Dems and the never-Trumpers will be blaming Trump for this.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2018 12:13:41 PM     (No. 11542366)

Obama´s portrait should be titled:
"Low-Hanging Fruit"

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Reply 69 - Posted by: konocti95, 2/13/2018 12:14:03 PM     (No. 11542368)

In defense of Amy Sherald, the artist has a definite style and an extensive body of work. Certainly it isn´t what one is used to seeing in "official" portraits but it will be memorable. I would consider them the Jerry Browns of the White House.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2018 12:19:44 PM     (No. 11542373)

That sounds raysis...

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/13/2018 12:26:42 PM     (No. 11542383)

Historically, much social commentary gets included by an artist into their work on canvas. The artist who did Obama diminished him and his presidency by making it seem like Dubya´s legacy loomed over his time in office just seems so obvious to me. This is such a bad portrait of what should have been an historic event for our nation. But turns out we got a small man, who leaves an even smaller legacy.

I suspect that this portrait of Michelle is how her sycophants truly see her. Feminine and lady-like in all her glory. When reality could not be further from that truth. I did like the dress in the portrait. That was okay. But Obama does not look like that, even with her own race denied to her by the artist.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/13/2018 12:43:23 PM     (No. 11542398)

Now, his hands are as big as his ears. Well done!

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Reply 73 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/13/2018 12:49:56 PM     (No. 11542406)

The whole African motif isn´t doing it for me. These portraits are probably the worst examples ever done of a past president and his wife. I would expect nothing less from these to reprobates that occupied our White House for those long eight years. Look´s like they were done at a Head Start center, and were paint by numbers.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/13/2018 1:26:14 PM     (No. 11542442)

Looking forward to ValJar´s portrait; that ought to be fun. Doesn´t she deserve one as well?

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Reply 75 - Posted by: Violet, 2/13/2018 1:44:42 PM     (No. 11542456)

I don´t understand why anyone would say this doesn´t look like Michelle Obama. I recognize her arms!

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Reply 76 - Posted by: jayhawk, 2/13/2018 1:57:37 PM     (No. 11542465)

My first impression of Obama, he´s on the toilet doing what he´d done to America for 8 stinking years. Mooch has a left arm snaking over her lap, that´s at least half again as long as it should be. The artist, nevermind bogus accolades, has no concept of perspective. But, then again, consider the subject matter they had to contend with. The only thing to make them more realistic would be to add horns, tails and pitchforks to both.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/13/2018 2:26:06 PM     (No. 11542509)

They both belong in Alcatraz for life.
Everything about them is phony.
Two complete frauds.

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Reply 78 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/13/2018 2:26:08 PM     (No. 11542510)

Those really are bad. I looked at the collection of presidential portraits and my favorite is the one of Teddy Roosevelt which was painted by John Singer Sargent. The one of Obama isn´t too bad if you take away all the foliage, but the one of Michelle Obama is terrible. Her hand is bigger than her head.

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Reply 79 - Posted by: gone2pot, 2/13/2018 3:57:56 PM     (No. 11542579)

Mrs. G2P was in a hurry when I showed her Obama´s portrait. She´s rarely crass but in her quick, calm and unattached voice, she commented, "Looks like you when you´re seated in the half bath."

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Reply 80 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/13/2018 5:23:26 PM     (No. 11542680)

Six weeks early.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/13/2018 6:44:23 PM     (No. 11542791)

Looks like Barack is levitating in a bed of leaves.

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Reply 82 - Posted by: dvc, 2/13/2018 6:45:22 PM     (No. 11542794)

Fourth rate president chooses fourth rate painter, gets fourth rate result.

No surprise here.

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Reply 83 - Posted by: Cedar, 2/13/2018 6:57:24 PM     (No. 11542811)

Obummer looks like he’s sitting on chamber pot trying to squeeze out some Shummer. Mooch looks like her tent dress is hiding an oversized p***s. Ha, ha, ha.

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Reply 84 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/13/2018 11:28:15 PM     (No. 11543097)

I think his picture looks like Buck Owens. I have no idea who her picture resembles. The first thought I had was that the perspective wasn´t even close and the limb size and head size didn´t match. His legs look like an after thought. The leaves around the chair should show some depth as they wrapped around the base of the chair but instead looked like they were painted first as a flat screen of foliage and then the portrait was started or possibly were photoshopped from a wall of ivy with the portrait in a studio setting added on top.

The more I look at them the worse they get. They are both pitiful. These so called artists should get a woke call....


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