new to see as the National Portrait of Gallery uncovered the paintings of the
Obama couple, Barack and Michelle. These spectacular paintings were works of
art of two Afro-America artists.
The former US leader, Barack Obama and his
wife, Michelle Obama, heads back to Washington DC for the unveiling ceremony of
their paintings at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Obama couple personally selected two
talented Afro-American artists to work on their full bodied paintings. The
unexpected choice of artists of the Obamas has surprised everyone with its
outcome. Their portraits came out nothing less than spectacular and it is not
the traditional portraits of the others on display at the museum. Barack Obama’s
canvas oil painting showed him wearing a black outfit, sitting in a chair with
arms crossed placed on his knee and has symbolic flowers in the background that
tells his life story.
According to the artists who painted Barack
Obama, he was inspired by the former Presidents personal journey and was very thankful
for the invitation. On the other hand, Michelle Obama’s linen oil painting, painted
her in a pastel blue background with grayish skin tone, with the back of her
hand slightly touching her chin and with a mixed facial expression that convey
her true self. For the painting, she chose to wear a moderately yet elegant floor-length
white gown with decorative lines, shapes and color.
According to Michelle, she was deeply honored
and at the same time pleased and grateful for all this. Barack’s painting will
be on permanent exhibit and will be a remarkable addition to the portraits of
the past US leaders. Whereas, Michelle’s painting will be on display through
last quarter of this year.
Based on materials: washingtonpost.com