Greatest Living President
is Also Fantastic Painter
|"George W. Bush in the Bathtub" by George W. Bush|
|"George W. Bush in the Shower" by George W. Bush|
February 8, 2013 12:23 pm
The illegal hacking of Bush family email accounts had an unanticipated consequence, The Smoking Gun reports:
“The hacker also intercepted photos that George W. Bush e-mailed two months ago to his sister showing paintings that he was working on, including self-portraits of him showering and in a bathtub. Another image shows the former president painting at the family’s Maine retreat. His subject is St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, a historic seaside chapel down the road from the sprawling Kennebunkport compound.”
The paintings demonstrate a command of line and color that is rarely seen in the modern-day “art” world. Former President George W. Bush appears to be influenced by such painters as Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. The portraits also clearly capture the personality of their subject.