The artist who painted Barack Obama’s official White House portrait has a history of depicting blacks beheading white people. See it here.
While liberals are raving over 44’s portrait, they’re missing a few key details the artist managed to sneak in.
For example, the artist has a history of using sperm to get his message across.
From Conservative Tribune:
While there was plenty of praise from Obamaphiles for the portrait, as well as the one for former first lady Michelle Obama, there was also quite a bit of criticism as well, both for the actual painting itself as well as for the artist chosen by Obama to paint it.
One rather odd criticism that has emerged about the artist, Kehinde Wiley, was his penchant for adding depictions of sperm cells to his paintings, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Wiley’s style of portraiture essentially involves taking classic art masterpieces and adapting them to modern times by replacing the figure of nobility in a regal pose with that of a young, black urban youths, with the background changed into some sort of wild brocade-type pattern — which sometimes include faintly seen free-floating sperm upon closer inspection.
So how does this tie into former President Obama’s official portrait? Well, it appears to some as though Wiley may have kept with his odd tradition even as he painted the ex-president, and appears to have hidden at least one giant sperm cell right in plain site.
Here’s the full portrait:
News Media Watchdog found even more oddities…
From Daily Wire:
The artist who painted former President Barack Obama’s presidential portrait, unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, has a disturbing pattern of painting violent beheadings of white people.
Kehinde Wiley, who is known for primarily painting black people, was chosen late last year to paint Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian. When asked by the British newspaper, The Guardian, about Obama contacting him to do the portrait, Wiley gave an awkward response.
“I can’t,” Wiley said. “I’d like to. I can tell you that I’m the first African-American artist to create the portrait of the president. It’s a huge responsibility.”
Telegraph has more:
The portraits were part of an exhibition in which his paintings only depicted women, rather than the young African-American men he would scout on the street and depict in poses seen in classical European artwork. The sitter for Judith was Triesha Lowe, a stay-at-home mother whom Wiley discovered in a Brooklyn shopping centre.
The description for the work from the North Carolina Museum of Art foundation reads: “Wiley translates this image of a courageous, powerful woman into a contemporary version that resonates with fury and righteousness.”
More on the portrait of 44, via Fox 5 DC:
Wiley, who is 39 and from New York, created the two paintings in 2012 and was inspired by the Biblical story of Judith beheading the Assyrian general Holoferne. At the time, Wiley told The New York Times that he was inspired by the classical European depictions of Bible stories by Caravaggio and Gentileschi, only he chose to depict Judith as a black woman and Holoferne as a white woman. He commented: “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing”.
The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
In a ceremony on Monday, the former president and first lady were joined by a crowd of invited guests which included Michelle’s mother and former Vice President, Joe Biden.
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[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]