From thegatewaypundit: The artist who painted former President Obama’s portrait for the Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has an interesting past. While reviewing previous works by artist Kehinde Wiley, it was discovered that he has a great fondness for painting black women beheading white women. The pieces are oddly both titled “Judith beheading Holofernes”, referencing a story in the Book of Judith, involve a beautiful woman who seduces an invading general before he is able to destroy their land, gets him drunk, and then decapitates him.
Typical artists from the Rennaissance era have placed Judith in the role of a scriptural savior, “a type of the praying Virgin or the church or as a figure who tramples Satan and harrows Hell.” Given the historical context and how Wiley recreated it in his works, is hard to interpret his use of this theme as anything other than a blatant statement of racism; black women are the powerful angels of the earth, conquering the white devils.
Michelle Obama’s Portrait Gets Destroyed After Unveiling!
The National Portrait Gallery unveiled Michelle Obama’s
portraits on Monday and was met with brutal criticism.
Fox News reported: Even though Barack Obama praised Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald “for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” many critics on social media slammed the rendition of the former first lady.
Their main question: Is that really her?
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted, “LOVE the new portrait of Michelle Obama” -- and attached an explosively colorful painting of abstract art.
While most agreed the image was striking, Twitter went to war over whether it looked anything like Michelle Obama. The verdict varied widely, from positive responses to confused reactions to concern that the portrait did not live up to the subject.
“Ugh…does not do a powerful, beautiful woman justice,” one user wrote.
Read full story @ (Link: www.foxnews.com)
Please share and comment
This was also posted about 6 days ago.
Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait Was Just Revealed And It Looks Nothing Like Her
The portrait of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monday. The gallery is a Smithsonian operated museum.
Michelle Obama’s portrait was done by Amy Sherald, a first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition in 2016.
Many people are questioning the accuracy of the Michelle Obama’s portrait.