Has Michelle Obama’s portrait painter ever met or even SEEN Michelle Obama before…?
Her new painting doesn’t look like her at all
by Amanda Ross
Michelle Obama is more than an undeniably beautiful and accomplished woman. She's our collective American mother and when she flourishes, we all do. Which is why I'm so angry on behalf of Mom and her new National Gallery portrait. It looks nothing like her.
I mean, I can't be the only one who thinks the portrait, which was just unveiled today, looks a bit like what a high school art student would have finished the night before handing it in?
Michelle Obama is an elegant lady and the portrait looks nice. But clearly, the artist drew someone else. pic.twitter.com/659jRDHY33
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 12, 2018
Things the Michelle Obama portrait looks like:
An 8th grade art project
Things it does not look like:
Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/kbgTsIdPxi
— Corinne Clark (@corinnec) February 12, 2018
People online are pointing out that Michelle's painting, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, doesn't look quite like her.
I don’t think Michelle Obama’s official portrait actually looks like her
— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 12, 2018
Here's her husband's, done by a different artist. It's undeniably better, though his hands are…large. Is that to scale? Whatever, it's better than the tiny-hand alternative we've got now.