Thursday, February 16, 2012

Things I Love Thursday: Presidential Artwork

So the title sounds funny and pretty nerdy, but I figured it was timely with President's Day coming up.  Remember when people used to have framed photos or paintings of the president in their houses? Do you think this really happened? I just feel like in old movies or TV shows, you'd see the unfinished Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington over the fireplace or large writing desk, or a photo of Abraham Lincoln in the dining room.

Whether it really happened or not, I want to bring that trend back. In my future gallery wall, I totally plan to have some representations of Father George and Honest Abe...with modern, pop-art interpretations like this:

"Honest Abe" Pop Art

Because while photos of Lincoln like this:

President Abraham Lincoln Portrait 1863

are amazing, iconic, and traditional, (and really, I might sneak this one in there somewhere) I am thinking it'd be totally awesome to adorn my walls with Lincoln portraits like this:

Neapolitan Abe

or this:

Lincoln Memorial Pop Art

And when we think of father of our country, I know we're all thinking of this:

Unfinished Portrait by Gilbert Stuart
or this:

Landsdowne Portrait by Gilbert Stuart

But the winner in my personal gallery is going to be this:

George Washington on a White Charger Horse folk art

and maybe this:

George Washington Book Print

So here, here! to some American history in the house and a tribute to our forefathers every time I walk down the hall.  Have I convinced you to incorporated the presidents into your home decor?

Happy President's Day!


  1. I just love that one of the Lincoln pictures is called "Neapolitan Abe" ... That makes me smile :)

    1. Haha, I know, right? I think that's part of why I like it! :)


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