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Groundbreaking and Very Modern
MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-13-18 | MOTUS

Posted on 02/13/2018 6:49:17 AM PST by NOBO2012

Secrets revealed about the official Obama Portraits:

First: It was an unfortunate coincidence that the portraits were revealed the same week as the Westminster Dog Show.

Second: They were not the first portraits done of the former First POTUS and FLOTUS. Initially Amy Sherald did a magical portrait of Barack. It was very groundbreaking. And modern.

amy sherald mostly in her headIt was titled “It made sense…mostly in zer mind.” 

And Kahinde Wylie plied his talents on the portrait of Michelle, working title, “The Beard.” Also groundbreaking.

kehinde-wiley-world-stage-israel-recap-7beard

However upon review it was determined that switching the artists out with each other would produce a better final product for the National Portrait Gallery, even thought they wouldn’t be quite as modern, or groundbreaking.

Third: That hot air balloon MO is wearing in her official portrait was actually a made to order designer gown.

[Michelle Obama] is captured in a halter gown printed with geometric shapes. The dress was a bespoke creation from American designer Michelle Smith of the label Milly, based on a look from her Spring 2017 collection.

00-story-MO-Dress-final“The dress also reveals her arms, which I believe is groundbreaking and very modern for a portrait of the First Lady.”

Fourth: Much to my surprise, Michelle Obama still has a stylist on staff!

[Smith] worked on the project alongside Obama’s stylist Meredith Koop. Smith says it was meant to be “a dress that Mrs. Obama could wear in her everyday life, as well as in this iconic portrait.” “It’s made of a stretch cotton poplin print in a clean, minimal, geometric print without a reference to anything past or nostalgic, which gives the dress a very forward-thinking sensibility—this is very Michelle Obama.” [and very modern]

Very Michelle” - I would say so. Butt you don’t think this sense of style comes naturally do you?

michelle-obama4MO and BO, stylin’ in Tuscany, May 2017

Fifth: - and this is important - it could have been worse.

kehinde5Barack, as envisioned by Kehinde Wiley as our #1 savior. And he did it all “according to the book.” Although I doubt we’re talking about the Good Book.

So I hope everyone enjoys Fat Tuesday, or as it’s known in Detroit, paczkis (poonch keys) day.  You will have 6 long weeks of Lent to do penance.

paczki_z_róza_1

Posted from: MOTUS A.D.




TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; michelleobama; michelleportrait; portraits

1 posted on 02/13/2018 6:49:17 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

I actually liked the Michelle painting. It was very retro with a late 50’s or very early 60’s “modern” look. It’s my favorite cultural period. Mid-century is what it’s called.

The Hussein one just looked stupid.

It’s interesting that what I see as retro, is what is called “modern”. I guess everything is modern at one time. Heck, even polyester leisure suits were “modern” at one time.


2 posted on 02/13/2018 6:52:41 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: robroys woman

Why does Obama have 6 fingers on his left hand?


3 posted on 02/13/2018 6:54:49 AM PST by mplc51
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To: NOBO2012

Still have yet to see “the Portrait.” Yawn...


4 posted on 02/13/2018 6:57:17 AM PST by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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To: mplc51

Because a simple “five finger discount “ is not enough for him.


5 posted on 02/13/2018 6:58:19 AM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: robroys woman

Except for the girth, it looked nothing like her.


6 posted on 02/13/2018 7:12:24 AM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

Except for the girth, it looked nothing like her.


Well, there is that. :)


7 posted on 02/13/2018 7:13:52 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: All
That painting above of Obama holding the unicorn nicely shows his post-presidential job as a lawn jockey.

This is how Obama sees himself.

Walking on water.

8 posted on 02/13/2018 7:15:21 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: robroys woman

They could have just photo shopped in an old pic of Diana Ross, which would have looked as much like her.

And where’s the boob belt?


9 posted on 02/13/2018 7:19:36 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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To: bigbob

They could have just photo shopped in an old pic of Diana Ross, which would have looked as much like her.


HA! You’re right. I suspect some of those old pics of her were the inspiration for this one.


10 posted on 02/13/2018 7:21:04 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: mplc51

‘Four-Finger Salute’ Shows Solidarity With Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
https://www.rferl.org/a/egypt-four-finger-salute/25085068.html


11 posted on 02/13/2018 7:21:36 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD. Psalm 33:12)
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To: NOBO2012

Michelle’s dress looks like a HP Printer test page.


12 posted on 02/13/2018 8:25:30 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

You’re right.


13 posted on 02/13/2018 9:31:25 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: NOBO2012

My take on the portraits is this: It looks as if Obama is being taken over by plants. This could be seen as symbolic, as environmental policies were dominant during his regime. It is an interestingly different kind of portrait and appropriate in terms of meaning. Not sure if I really like it or not. Don’t like Michelle’s portrait at all....very different, very dominant, very designed to make a social statement. Not much soul in either work.
Although I think the plants in Obama’s work represent Hawaii, Kenya and Chicago, we could also see the “weeds” taking over....appropriate in terms of the most recent news. It could be one of the most interesting and appropriately symbolic portrait, although Obama wouldn’t like my interpretation at all.


14 posted on 02/13/2018 10:15:37 AM PST by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

Swamp Thing.


15 posted on 02/13/2018 10:49:24 AM PST by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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