Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle were in attendance on Monday as their portraits were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
While President Obama's striking portrait by Kehinde Wiley garnered audible gasps of awe from the audience, Michelle's portrait was not as warmly welcomed.
Many online said that Amy Sherald's portrait didn't even look like Michelle.
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Many were unimpressed when Michelle Obama's portrait was unveiled on Monday
Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, right, was commissioned to do the portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
President Obama's portrait, by Kehinde Wiley, was also unveiled on Monday
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The Obamas unveiled their official portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Barack chose Kehinde Wiley as his artist while Michelle went with Amy Sherald who created an interesting piece of the former First Lady wearing a Milly dress using a greyscale technique.
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Many on social media said that Mrs Obama's portrait didn't look like the former first lady
John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen was among the many to tweet about Mrs Obama's portrait
Michelle Obama when she seen the painted portrait of herself that looked nothing like her.... pic.twitter.com/4P1dy4XFIB— DiBiase (@Dibiase_ca) February 12, 2018
'Amy Sherald should have met Michelle Obama before making that portrait,' one user wrote.
Others went so far as to criticize the artist's skill, comparing the work to a kid's art project.
'Okay legit that Michelle Obama portrait looks like a sketch by a sixth grader,' Twitter user Ashley Rae wrote.
The Obamas were seeing the portraits for the first time on Monday, so the crowd at the Smithsonian gallery got to see their reactions in real time.
Some pointed out that President Obama's portrait looked like Beyonce's birth announcement. But others said it was clear that Beyonce was actually influenced by Wiley, the artist who made Obama's portrait
One Tweet pointed to the alleged time former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hid in the bushes to stay away from the media
WATCH: You can actually see Barack Obama do a "yikes, that's awful" double take looking at Michelle Obama's portrait, then look back at his cool one. pic.twitter.com/2nF3ffmIUF— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 12, 2018
One Twitter user said it looked like Mr Obama was more pleased with his own portrait, than with his wife's.
'You can actually see Barack Obama do a "yikes, that's awful" double take looking at Michelle Obama's portrait, then back at his cool one,' Twitter user Tim Young wrote.
For the record, President Obama complimented Sherald's work during the ceremony, saying it captured his wife's 'hotness' among other things.
While President Obama's portrait was more well received, some did point out that his looked an awful lot like Beyonce's birth announcement.
Others pointed out that it was likely the other way around, since several art experts pointed to Wiley as an inspiration when Beyonce's pictures were released last year.
Wiley is currently one of the most influential black painters, for the way he paints African-Americans in the Old Masters style - inserting them into an historical art period that they were largely excluded from due to slavery.
Some said Mrs Obama's portrait looked like a child's art project
HANG ON. I found the *real* Michelle Obama portrait: pic.twitter.com/nX8HCeh507— Corinne Clark (@corinnec) February 12, 2018