President Obama's portrait will be displayed in the hall of presidents, the former first lady's will be in another gallery. It was a unusual enough for a presidential portrait that even CNN declared it to be a portrait of "the lonely president". These are not your mama's portraits, in other words. Michelle Obama's portrait, painted by a different artist than her husband's, was revealed during the ceremony as well.
The former president was painted by controversial artist Kehinde Wiley, who portrayed the president seated, with no necktie, on a wooden chair amidst green leaves and flowers. President Obama is one of the most important cultural and political icons in US history as America's first and only black president.
However, the art installation of President Obama offers contrast. Of the dress's silhouette she added, "The dress reveals her handsome shoulder and arms, which I think is very groundbreaking in a portrait of the First Lady". The event was also significant as it was for the first time that not one, but two African-American artists were selected to paint the former POTUS and the FLOTUS.
Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley / Oil on canvas, 2018 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
And with that distinction as a starting point, Wiley says the collaboration with Obama kicked off with an examination of portraiture itself.
Amy Sherald is based out of Baltimore and known for her life-size paintings of African Americans.
While it was all fun and games, some people took issue with Michelle Obama's portrait, which was met with confusion and criticism for the seemingly unsimilar appearance.
If, as Wiley has said, his intent as an artist is to be provocative, he can consider himself successful. At first glance, the dress distinguishes Obama by its pattern and cut: It's a sleeveless print dress with pockets, unlike anything any of her FLOTUS predecessors wore, and evokes the same sense of approachability and sensibility that Obama communicated during her tenure.
Ms. Michelle Obama said she hoped the portrait would have an impact on young girls of colour in the years ahead. "The modern silhouette of the dress perfectly reflects her forward-thinking sensibility, and I'm thrilled that I get to be a little part of what was such a ground-breaking and positive presidency".
After brief statements explaining how the museum had commissioned the portraits but the Obamas had chosen the artists, and how we need the arts so much in our everyday lives, the Unveilings were underway.
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