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Painting Michelle Obama

24:59 | Apr 25th, 2018

9 recommendations
The day that Amy Sherald heard that she had been chosen to paint the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama, she called her mom to tell her the news, and then she told her dog. But soon after,...Show More

Recommendations

jend recommended:Aug 6th

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
😊 Delightful
💬 A great conversation

bandarkunder recommended:Jun 27th

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation

jennx recommended:Jun 12th

This painting re-sparked an interest in portraits and redefined portraiture for Black Americans. A story of elation and humbleness 🖤

I thought this episode was:

💛 Honest

phocks recommended:Jun 11th

Cute little insight into a new style of portraiture.

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😲 Fascinating
💛 Honest
💡 Educational

rmmiller364 recommended:Jun 8th

This portrait is one of my absolutely favorites. It’s also great for teaching students about how portraits work and how they convey messages about the sitter. I’ve heard quite a few interviews with Sherald and I do think that there are others where she explains her choice of gray skin a bit more cle...Show More

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
💪 Inspirational

mm recommended:Jun 6th

My heart. The story of Amy Sherald painting Michelle Obama's official portrait. The first Black American painter to paint the first Black First Lady. Power to Amy 💪

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
💛 Honest
💯 A must listen

write2tg recommended:Jun 6th

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story

loopaleep recommended:Apr 27th, 2018

A beautiful story about opportunity meets preparation. Plus it's a great Obama story.