Good­bye tra­di­tion

Vocable (Anglais) - - Échos -

For­mer Pre­sident Ba­rack Oba­ma and first la­dy Mi­chelle Oba­ma’s of­fi­cial por­traits, un­vei­led at the Smith­so­nian Na­tio­nal Por­trait Gal­le­ry in Wa­shing­ton, D.C. in Fe­brua­ry, drew strong reac­tions. The two por­traits sur­pri­sed eve­ryone with their ve­ry ori­gi­nal ap­proach. Ba­rack Oba­ma’s vi­vid por­trait, pain­ted by Afri­can Ame­ri­can pain­ter Ke­hinde Wi­ley, de­picts the for­mer pre­sident sit­ting on a chair… in ve­ge­ta­tion and flo­wers! He is wea­ring a suit but no tie. Mi­chelle Oba­ma’s por­trait was pain­ted by Amy She­rald, a Bal­ti­more-ba­sed Afri­can-Ame­ri­can ar­tist. Ba­rack Oba­ma said the por­trait ma­na­ged to cap­ture his wife’s “hot­ness”.

for­mer an­cien / to un­veil dé­voi­ler, pré­sen­ter / to draw, drew, drawn ici, sus­ci­ter / vi­vid co­lo­ré, aux cou­leurs vives / to de­pict re­pré­sen­ter / to wear, wore, worn por­ter (vê­te­ment) / suit com­plet, cos­tume / tie cra­vate / to ma­nage to par­ve­nir/réus­sir à / wife épouse / hot­ness sex-ap­peal.

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