Spot the error: Artist who drew the portrait of Obama makes one hell of a mistake!
The National Portrait Gallery revealed the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama on Monday. The gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. With all the talk about the great portrait, it has been noticed that the artist seemed to have made one minor error...
Kehinde Wiley, 41, was given the honor to paint a portrait of former President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The Brooklyn-based artist seemed to have done a splendid job with the Obama paintings which were unveiled by the National Portrait Gallery on Monday.
The paintings seem to convey a complex symbolism. But there is one tiny mistake (we can only guess this) the artist may have made which though surreal in itself, screams out as a plain-blank error.
Can you spot it?
Do you see what's wrong yet? Maybe a little close up would clear things up.
Since when does Obama have six fingers?
Users on Twitter were left scratching their heads when they discovered the extra, eerie pinkie finger. While the painting drew much of the attention towards the beautiful green background and a relaxed Obama, some people's eyes were quick enough to notice, there was something a little odd about the painting.
Why does Obama have an extra finger tucked behind his others ? pic.twitter.com/YPM1ktVrCG— Silas (@horsesandhounds) February 12, 2018
Have people already discussed how President Obama killed Inigo Montoya’s father? pic.twitter.com/DtvpXBOHz2— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) February 13, 2018
I’m just wondering why he gave Barry an extra finger? pic.twitter.com/wBliEBHEYf— Silas (@horsesandhounds) February 12, 2018
While the portrait of Michelle Obama looks nothing like the real #MichelleObama— AaronVulrik⚡ (@AaronVulrik) February 12, 2018
Barack appears to have a sixth finger on his left hand that is tucked under his pinky#MondayMotivation - Paint new pictures of The Obamas#NationalPortraitGallery - Should take more classes in art pic.twitter.com/am1Ii4Av0x
On the other hand, Obama was his humorous best at the unveiling of the paintings.
“I tried to negotiate less gray hair. Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow him to do what I asked,” Obama joked at the unveiling.
The Obamas spoke of the intimate process of getting their portraits done. Obama did, however, prefer the artist had made a couple other changes regarding the way he looked - like portraying his hair to be lesser grey, and wishing he hadn't shrunk his trademark big ears.
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