Barack & Michelle Obama Portraits Stir Sentiment, Controversy
Barack and Michelle Obama returned to the public eye on Monday, February 12.
Both the real-life versions of these stars and two pieces of artwork based on them, as the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery unveiled its two latest additions to its presidential portraits collection.
The paintings of the 44th President of the United States and his First Lady were completed by world famous artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, and each drew quite a reaction on social media.
Some users looked at these portraits and longed for the days when there was a sense of sanity and intelligence in the White House.
Others, meanwhile, looked at Michelle's in particular and wondered: WTH is that?!?
Scroll down for a look at the paintings and for some of the most prominent reactions online to them…