If Only Bush Was A Painter, Not A Politician

by
Sameera Ehteram
Former President George W. Bush now fancies himself a painter.

George Bush's paintings and his collection of portraits of world leaders are on display at the 'Art of Leadership' exhibition at the Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas, Texas.

According to art critics, many of the 30 portraits in the exhibition were from photos from either Google, Flickr, personal websites or Wikipedia.

As for the portraits themselves, well, at least we know who they are. 

Most artists and painters have at least a hint of imagination. Not so much with W.

The Dalai Lama

This image of the Dalai Lama comes from Facebook.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

This painting of Britain’s former prime minister comes from his website.

 Russian President Vladimir Putin

Bush’s ‘inspiration’ for his Vladimir Putin portrait comes straight from Wikipedia.

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai

This painting of Karzai is straight off Flickr. We hope Bush doesn’t get sued for this one. Whatever he may stand for politically, the Afghan president is a reasonably handsome man in real life.

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo

Flicker is also behind this one.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The chancellor of Germany looked pretty good in her photo on Wikipedia till Bush came along with his paintbrush.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

 

Wikipedia.

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