Trump’s Official Smithsonian Portrait Unveiled and It’s Everything You Wanted It to Be
By Megan Fox | PJMedia.com
I’m not at all surprised that the official commissioned portrait of Donald Trump that will hang in the Smithsonian is dignified and full of American symbolism, but I am flabbergasted that the Washington Post said nice things about it. Maybe they just remember how hard it was to say something positive about Barack Obama’s portrait, where he has a sixth finger and is sitting in some shrubbery. Remember that?
His portrait of Trump has both artistic and historic merit, Ureña said. “I like the composition of the photograph,” she said of Dukovic’s image. “It is an angle we don’t often see. You get a little bit of the other side and what’s behind the desk.”
The photograph’s historical details include flags along the wall representing the five branches of the armed forces, a portrait of Andrew Jackson and one of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis that the museum loaned to the White House. These reflect Trump’s interests and influences, Ureña said. The photograph was taken the day before Trump officially announced he would seek reelection, adding to its historical value, Ureña said.
“We want to not only depict the individual,” she said, “but also bring as much history as much context as possible.”
Someone should check on the staff writers to see if they’re okay and
Someone should check on the staff writers to see if they’re okay and not under duress of any kind. We are just not used to this. Further down, in the “context” area, we get to the insult—but it’s not until the very end and I think it still reads rather well, listing off Trump’s major achievements without referencing any fake news hoaxes like drinking bleach or “fine people” lies.