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Barack Obama, Words, Map and Clouds

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Sandra Neva Schulze sent in this great painting that: “is 60×80 inches tall and it is telling the story of the election last year. You will find his acceptance speech in the background. Words ( taken from the New York Times) of what people in the US and across the world felt when they learned that Obama had won the election… ”



It’s Never Been About Me; It’s Always Been About You

Friday, July 24th, 2009 | No Comments »

And from Clayton Singleton: “This acrylic painting on canvas was painted after seeing President Obama as Senator Obama on one of many Obama rallies in the battleground state of Virginia. I got to shake his hand and have my book signed at this particular event in Chesapeake, VA. cool guy.”

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(Obama) Mutts Like Me

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | No Comments »

American artist Matthew Beall writes in from Ulm, Germany: “… the Obama portraits reflect the iconic status that we (Americans) so very much love to create in America. The colored lips and eyebrows can be thought of as a mask, if you will, in which many minorities, especially blacks, have had to wear throughout history. The title, of course, is what he called himself in a speech made in Nov. 2008 after he won the election. The background colors are meant to reflect this idea, the idea of a mixed identity and the question of ‘Do I fit in?'”

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Obama January 19th, 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

Alison Schuchs writes in: “I took this portrait I did to the Mall on January 19th, 2009. It was Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday and the day before the Inauguration. I had people write on the portrait their wishes and thoughts. So the portrait is a piece of history too from the Deep South. You can see the video on YouTube of people signing the artwork. ”

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The Hope can be a Cross

Monday, July 13th, 2009 | 5 Comments »

Spotted by Todd in angelocruciani’s photostream, here is what a translation gives us: “the relationship between two of the most popular icons of history: Jesus Christ and Barak Obama. Barak man hope the new black and white man Jesus symbol of forgiveness.”

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Thoughtful Obama is thoughtful

Monday, June 29th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Denny Phillips send in this great image: “Mixed Media painting of Obama in a thoughtful mode”

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Forbidden Fruit (Rama vs Obama)

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Here is an excellent painting from Jirapat Tatsanasomboon: “a contemporary Thai artist. He often features the interaction modern vs traditional and East vs West in his paintings. Painting’s detail: Acrylic on canvas, 45.3 x 59 inches”

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