demonfork wrote:Because it's fucking weird. What the f*ck is the value of having a hidden sperm painted into this portrait?
The fact that you're trying to conflate this with some unfavorable view of sexual activity or hatred of women is fucking absurd. You must be a fucking retard.
It's not actually a thing though, is the problem. But here I have completed the racist hat trick, which is cool. Even Hannity withdrew the article. If you're on some trip that hannity won't touch, maybe reconsider.
So, since it's not a thing, it's not weird. If it were a thing, maybe a little weird, but art is weird and it's fine.
But it's not a thing, and you guys are SUPER invested in it being a thing, and that has to come from somewhere. Why do you guys hate sex?
People used to say that the shadow of the plant in the portrait of Hillary Clinton's husband represented Monica Lewinsky's dress ...
For 8 years supporters of Hillary Clinton's husband said "no No NO! You sickos are sex obsessed pervs!"
Then, five months before he died the painter - Nelson Shanks - said this:
I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting. If you look at the left-hand side of it there's a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him. And so the Clintons hate the portrait. They want it removed from the National Portrait Gallery.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... rtist-says
I'm on Team GabonX on this one. This is definitely the Barack Bukkake portrait.
Man, weird that artists think about contemporary events and scandals. That's blowing my mind over here. If Obama had all of his skin melted off or were covered in dead baby parts, we might be on to something here, but he is just sitting in a bush trying so hard not to shit that his veins are popping out.
DirtyDishSoap wrote:Gonna have to side with Gabon on this, it looks like sperm and not a vein on the side of his head.
I get that painters and artists have their own way of making their "mark," but I feel like it'd be a bit more appropriate to actually say something to the guy before he starts painting it. "I'm gonna make your vein into a big sperm on the side of your face, kay?"
Or maybe he did and Obama just didn't care. Who knows?
On another note, the portrait itself looks terrible. Chair looks like it's floating, angle is terrible.
What is this, almost a double turkey?
The painting's a little silly. I could see maybe interpretations of Obama's legacy being overshadowed by a Bush? Y'all just weirded out by a vein though.