Washington: Béate d’admiration devant Michelle Obama.

 

La bouche entrouverte, la petite Parker, 2 ans, s’est arrêtée devant le portrait que l’artiste Amy Sherald a réalisé de l’ex-First Lady Michelle Obama, à la National Portrait Gallery de Washington. Au point que sa mère n’a jamais pu la prendre en photo car la fillette n’a jamais voulu se retourner face caméra, nous apprend «Paris Match», qui relaie une information du «Washington Post».

C’est un visiteur qui a pris cette photo et l’a postée sur son compte afin de retrouver la mère de la fillette. Ce post est devenu viral et a été partagé plus de 34’000 fois. Vingt-quatre mille utilisateurs l’ont «aimé».

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Feeling all the feels. 😭 When I look at this picture I think back to my first field trip in elementary school to a museum. I had only seen paintings in encyclopedias up to that point in my life. There was a show up of work by painter @thebobartlett whose work still inspires me to this day. There was a painting of a black man standing in front of a house. I don't remember a lot about my childhood, but I do have a few emotional memories etched into my mind forever and seeing that painting of a man that looked like he could be my father stopped me dead in my tracks. This was my first time seeing real paintings that weren't in a book and also weren't painted in another century. I didn't realize that none of them had me in them until I saw that painting of Bo's. I knew I wanted to be an artist already, but seeing that painting made me realize that I could. What dreams may come? #representationmatters

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L’histoire est parvenue aux oreilles de l’ex-First Lady elle-même, qui a mis trois smileys avec des coeurs à la place des yeux en réponse à la publication de l’artiste ayant réalisé son portrait.

(nxp)