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Obama's favorite artists painted these...what do you think?
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[Image: obama-artist-kehinde-wiley-white-woman-b...rtwork.jpg]

aren't these wonderful paintings?
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RE: Obama's favorite artists painted these...what do you think?
With the exception of the subject matter, I'd say that objectively the artist is very talented. The style looks a lot like the Pre Raphaelites IMHO.

Take the Lady of Shallot for example:

[Image: the-lady-of-shalott1536.jpg]
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(02-13-2018 11:05 AM)miko33 Wrote:  With the exception of the subject matter, I'd say that objectively the artist is very talented. The style looks a lot like the Pre Raphaelites IMHO.

Take the Lady of Shallot for example:

[Image: the-lady-of-shalott1536.jpg]

Beautiful painting.
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(02-13-2018 11:01 AM)No Bull Wrote:  [Image: IMG_1470.jpg]

[Image: obama-artist-kehinde-wiley-white-woman-b...rtwork.jpg]

aren't these wonderful paintings?

So those kinds of things ruin Kathy Griffin’s career but since black that clown gets a bunch of cash to do awful paintings of an ex president. Got it.
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(02-13-2018 11:09 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(02-13-2018 11:05 AM)miko33 Wrote:  With the exception of the subject matter, I'd say that objectively the artist is very talented. The style looks a lot like the Pre Raphaelites IMHO.

Take the Lady of Shallot for example:

[Image: the-lady-of-shalott1536.jpg]

Beautiful painting.

I enjoy the work of John William Waterhouse. Also, plenty of other great artists from this era of art.

https://www.google.com/search?q=john+wil...49#imgrc=_

One of my favorites
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Obama's favorite artists painted these...what do you think?
I think they are fine as art.

I do think the official portraits are extremely garish for an official portrait. There are a couple of fine portraits of Obama that would have served well. Not sure why they went the route they did.

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(02-13-2018 11:18 AM)ark30inf Wrote:  I think they are fine as art.

I do think the official portraits are extremely garish for an official portrait. There are a couple of fine portraits of Obama that would have served well. Not sure why they went the route they did.

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He's no longer in office and is still disgracing it. He is the only POTUS without a tie surrounded by flowers. Way to follow decorum Lord Zero, such gravitas.
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Both official portraits look "cartoonish" to me, especially when compared with the other official portraits it will be walls with. The first picture above is more lifelike, so we know the artist is capable of realism.

As for the subject matter, I do find it odd the first "head chopper" is dressed in Renaissance era clothing.
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(02-13-2018 11:45 AM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  Both official portraits look "cartoonish" to me, especially when compared with the other official portraits it will be walls with. The first picture above is more lifelike, so we know the artist is capable of realism.

As for the subject matter, I do find it odd the first "head chopper" is dressed in Renaissance era clothing.

most decent ex presidents would not pick an artists who has painted someone decapitating someone.. of a different race...
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RE: Obama's favorite artists painted these...what do you think?
I have this one in the wall in my office.

[Image: obama_velvet_painting-233x300.jpg]

BTW, are those first 2 what's called social justice art?
02-13-2018 11:55 AM
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