On Monday, Barack and Michelle Obama came together for the unveiling of their official portraits, which will be on display at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The portraits were created by two Black artists and people feel like this is the perfect way to celebrate Black History Month.
Barack Obama selected artist Kehinde Wiley to complete his portrait. Wiley is a Yale University-trained painter and is widely known for depicting contemporary African-Americans in regal positions with backdrops that reference an older century.
Michelle Obama chose Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, who usually paints her portraits in gray tone as a way to take away the assigned "color" of the subjects portrayed. Sherald's work is not necessarily known for realism, but is celebrated for the shapes and mood captured.
Get yourself a spouse that looks at you the way Barack looks at Michelle's portrait.
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