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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:46 AM

Barack and Michelle Obamas portraits unveiled. Different I would say but not really my taste.

Art is definitely in the eye of the beholder. While I really don’t care for Michelle’s portrait, I would like to know what message the Artist was trying to convey. That is my personal opinion, and I am no one to criticize the artist. It looks washed out. Barack’s a little better but kind of strange with flowers. Just looking for the artists interpretation and message their art conveyed. I do know that it was so nice to see Barack and Michelle who are the definition of class and dign

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Reply Barack and Michelle Obamas portraits unveiled. Different I would say but not really my taste. (Original post)
Pepsidog Feb 12 OP
Siwsan Feb 12 #1
procon Feb 12 #2
OriginalGeek Feb 12 #3
Pepsidog Feb 12 #4
Pepsidog Feb 12 #5
Pepsidog Feb 12 #6
Pepsidog Feb 12 #7
OriginalGeek Feb 12 #9
OriginalGeek Feb 12 #8
Pepsidog Feb 12 #12
OriginalGeek Feb 12 #13
Pepsidog Feb 12 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 12 #10
Pepsidog Feb 12 #11
Pepsidog Feb 12 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 12 #16
hibbing Feb 12 #17
Floyd R. Turbo Feb 12 #18

Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:48 AM

1. I completely appreciate the uniqueness of both portraits

I would have gone for a few fewer floral flourishes in President Obama's portrait but I love the non-traditional takes displayed by both. It will generate conversation - hopefully respectful conversation - and that's what art is supposed to do.

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:02 AM

2. That was my first impression, too.

It's like Michelle is vanishing and she's going to totally disappear. Michelle’s portrait looks flat, faded and washed out, like a beginning watercolor sketch, something the artist has just started and hasn't yet finished.

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 12:18 PM

3. for once, this is appropriate:

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:17 PM

7. Think I figured out how to link. Thanks

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:25 PM

9. nope

but I guess my laugh was the reason for your pain so I apologize. I thought everybody loved Ron Swanson.

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:22 PM

8. Dang son

you got a little worked up, dintcha?

Oh, and edit to add, in case anyone was thinking of following the image failed links above, it's just a monkey taking a shit (or maybe a cow? hard to tell - focus is kinda zoomed in on the shit) and The Dude calling me an asshole. But that just, like, his opinion man.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:57 PM

12. I guess I still have to work on my linking skills, but then again Im not a geek.

I found DU quite by accident during a break from preparing for a trial where I was representing a person pro bono for a crime I know he didn’t commit. My client couldn’t afford a private attorney and the State was looking to railroad him. During a break in preparation, I found DU and thought much of the content reflected my personal political POV. As a busy trial attorney and Father of 4 I don’t have time for a lot of blogging and such. After about a year of reading others comments on DU, I decided to join. My black lab Pepsi was sitting there thus the handle Pepsidog was born. The majority of people on DU are really decent people but there are always a smart ass who has a sarcastic remark and offers nothing to the discussion. For you to take the time to reply with your lame pic calling my thread useless is a prime example of being an idiot. I have read many threads that don’t have links and when that happens if I’m interested I use something called “google”. That is GOOGLE or BING if that is easier. As the original geek, I would think you would have done the same and maybe provided a link yourself. Oh and your avatar which looks like the Dallas Cowboy logo. If it is now I understand your “pain”. As a lifelong Eagles fan we will be owning your ass for years to come. In conclusion, I think it was a cow shitting, not a monkey but then again I maybe wrong.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

13. Dude, you took it wayyyyyy too seriously

I just thought it was funny that a thread about pictures had no pictures. Not everything is an attack.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:11 PM

14. Cool. I get it now

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:27 PM

10. I liked the style of Michelle's portrait but I don't think it was a good likeness.

The eyes aren't quite right. I like Barack's portrait better. Dolt 45 will be jealous of his large hands.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 01:30 PM

11. Ha-ha you are correct. 45 cant measure up to 44 in many ways.

Barack’s portrait looks better on my computer screen. Michelle’s is washed out. I wonder why the artist portrayed her that way.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:13 PM

15. Apparently the artist uses gray-scale which renders the color of the skin

irrelevant, that explains the washes out look

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:14 PM

16. That didn't bother me; I kind of liked it.

I just don't think the artist did a very good job making it look like Michelle. The eyes aren't right.

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:20 PM

17. I'm bumming, not a fan

I actually thought it was a joke post when I saw it on the homepage, especially for President Obama.


Peace

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:22 PM

18. I like them!

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