Mrs. Obama Portrait by Amy Sherald. The portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. #obamaportrait #kehindewiley #blackroyalty #mrsobama
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💖 this and 💖 her #mrsobama @asherald
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The official painted portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama The #Smithsonian’s #NationalPortraitGallery commissions paintings of each outgoing #President and #FirstLady. The Obamas selected a pair of black artists, #KehindeWiley and #AmySherald, to paint their portraits, which were unveiled today. From Colossal: Wiley’s depiction of #PresidentObama features the artist’s signature style of richly-hued background patterns setting a vibrant symbolic environment for the portrait’s subject. President Obama is surrounded by a carefully selected variety of foliage: #jasmine, which represents #Hawaii; #African #bluelilies for his father’s #Kenyan heritage; and #Chicago’s official flower, the #chrysanthemum. For #MrsObama’s portrait, Sherald engaged her distinctive combination of depicting skin tone in grayscale, offset by the sharply rendered full-color fabric of Mrs. Obama’s floor-length dress. Even a #cursory glance at other #Presidentialportraits shows how different the #Obamas’ portraits are.
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