Michelles portrait is a study of black vs white. Only lower part of skirt has color. No depth in portrait, masked. Veiled. It doesnt even really look like her face.
Portrait of Obamas face more realistic, more depth. Purpose in the background. Background environment is flowery. Presidency hiddened, overgrown. Is the Ivy native to America? He could be sitting anywhere.
The artist got paid extra for doing her that favor.
Feminine dress, but hypermasculinized Michelle busting out of it.
And flowery Barry. Both portraits could be precursors for them “transitioning”.