Chris Muir's Day By Day

Monday, March 02, 2015

Funny, But Unethical

And the painting should be replaced, or the "shadow" painted over.

A cursory glance at the official painting of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery would easily miss an ode to the lowest point of his presidency — Monica Lewinsky.

But it’s there, the artist revealed in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News. Philadelphia area painter Nelson Shanks cunningly included a shadow over the fireplace cast from a blue dress on a mannequin.

"If you look at the left-hand side of it there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him."


That's the unethical behavior right there: if you're going to have a blue dress in the room, have it there while the former President is there posing, so he can punch you in the nose or have you fired, as you deserve. Don't go all passive-aggressive and do it behind his back, ya little pussy.

1 comment:

juvat said...

Gotta love it!