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a surprising influence on obama’s portrait: abraham lincoln

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a surprising influence on obama’s portrait: abraham lincoln

former president barack obama stands next to presidential portrait monday as he and former first lady michelle obama have their portraits unveiled at the smithsonian national portrait gallery. (matt mcclain/the washington post)kehinde wiley’s spectacular new portrait of barack obama speaks to the resolute seriousness of the former president, and at the same time, it radiates a sparkling freshness. how exactly can one picture accomplish that? by dividing it into two complementary parts, both of which are deeply grounded in art history, including a significant nod to one of obama’s predecessors.from top to bottom and side to side, the entire field of the picture is filled with a lush garden. blue lilies from africa, jasmine flowers from hawaii, and good old american chrysanthemums erupt...