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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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Comparisons are odious but...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Albrecht_Dürer_-_Praying_Hands%2C_1508_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg/300px-Albrecht_Dürer_-_Praying_Hands%2C_1508_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

or this
https://www.fulcrumgallery.com/Michelangelo-Buonarroti/Creation-of-Adam-hands-detail_26353.htm

Richard,
Obama-the Black Jesus of the American Left?

Subtle symbolism. His whole presidency was one long hand-job.

Various critics have also noticed Mrs. Obama's painting looks nothing like her. At the risk of spoiling the fun, the two pieces just unveiled are official portraits, but they won't be the only ones. Other presidents have unusual official portraits and sculptures, including these of Ford and Bush I:

http://npg.si.edu/media/78T0760A_1.jpg

http://npg.si.edu/media/9100050A_1.jpg

There are conventional, formal official portraits of all the presidents eventually.

I wonder why the wedding ring is on the wrong finger.

There is a scurrilous rumor that the painting was traced over a projected photo where the image was reversed.

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