It was a momentous occasion in many ways. Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist who paints black figures in shades of gray against colorful backgrounds and patterns, was chosen to paint Mrs. Obama. The big reveal also fell on Abraham Lincoln's 209th birthday. These are both prominent and fully integrated in the portrait, the subject of the painting, and also a part of a larger framework.
'I know what kind of impact that will have on those girls, because I was one of those girls'. "But most of all, I'm grateful for all the people that came before me in this journey", according to a tweet from the National Portrait Gallery, during the unveiling ceremony.
"She walked in and she was fly and poised".
Michelle Obama's playlist playlist had 44 songs, starting with Andra Day's Forever Mine and concluding with John Legend's All of Me. Famous people declaring their love for each other on social media is par for the course now, but no one does it better than the former first couple of the United States of America. But if you spent the evening watching Married At First Sight alone in your pyjamas, it could have made things much, much worse.
The hit list included 44 songs in honor of him being our nation's 44th president (she thinks of everything!) and contained the likes of Barry Gordy's sexy "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe", Michelle's BFF Beyonce's handsome "Halo", Rihanna and Calvin Harris' "We Found Love" and John Legend's ballad "All of Me".
What's also super thoughtful is the fact that it contains exactly 44 songs in honor of Barack being the 44th president of the U.S.!
"Look at that. Pretty sharp". He spoke earnestly of his initial confusion about the tradition of official portraits as he, like his wife, is new to it.
Wiley is a Yale-educated painter who's highly regarded for his work.
My reaction to President Obama's picture: it's OK, I guess.