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Obamas' White House Portrait

4 monthes ago   |   By Gurney Journey

The Obama Foundation produced this behind-the-scenes video of Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung painting the official White House portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.
Mr. Obama's portrait shows him in a dark suit against a white background.
The emptiness of the background removes him from context and focuses the viewer on his expression and posture, because there's nothing else to look at.
White backgrounds can suggest many things: the contemporary gallery wall, the unwritten page, the mysterious, luminous void. What a white background doesn't suggest is wealth, heritage, power, status...
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