Art that inspired Pres Obama. GF Watts painting & audacity of hope. Obama, art, painting & politics

Art that inspired Pres Obama. GF Watts painting & audacity of hope. Obama, art, painting & politics. Inspired by art. Painting of GF Watts that propelled the march to the White House for Pres. Obama. Audacity of hope art & imagery that burned hearts.
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Nov. 15, 2008 - PRLog -- Art that inspired Pres Obama. GF Watts painting & audacity of hope. Obama, art, painting & politics. Inspired by art. Painting of GF Watts that propelled the march to the White House for Pres. Obama. Audacity of hope art & imagery that burned hearts.
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Perhaps a bit disturbing, but rightfully so as is the plight of many working poor Americans, the despairing painting of GF Watts that burned hearts within Pres. Obama's former congregaton beginning with his former Pastor Jeremiah Wright, unlocked his own passion and pursuit of the office of President to change America.

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The faded greens and gloomy grays, visually are not overly appealing. Nevertheless, the dull and dreary art speaks to the heart and inspires any revolutionary to arise and take action for the suffering.

This is President Barrack Obama's favorite painting. This great portrait by visionary Victorian artist GF Watts inspired Obama on his long path to the White House. In 1990, Obama was captivated by a sermon delivered by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his controversial former pastor. The focus of the sermon was hope, birthed by GF Watts melancholy painting of a hunched and blindfolded girl who sits atop a globe and cautiously plucks at a single string on her crude wooden lyre.

The painting's message of faith in the face of difficulty fascinated Wright. "The harpist is sitting there in rags," he preached. "Her clothes are tattered as though she had been a victim of Hiroshima... [yet] the woman had the audacity to hope."

This phrase stuck forever in Obama's mind. He adapted it as the title of his inspiring address to the Democratic Convention in 2004. In 2006, he used it again, as the title of his second book.

Watts actually painted two versions of Hope: one hangs in Tate Britain; the other, from a private collection, went on show at London's Guildhall Art Gallery this week, as part of a substantial exhibition of Watts's work. Watts gifted his allegorical painting Love and Life to the American people. It was eventually installed in the White House on the orders of President Roosevelt.

Obama is not the only black leader to have been inspired by GF Watts painting Hope: Nelson Mandela kept a reproduction on his wall while he was imprisoned on Robben Island. Nor is Hope the only painting by Watts to have caught the eye of an American president.

The art that inspired a revolutionary orator and politician to become President of the United States can equally electrify us and burn the hope of freedom and justice for the oppressed within our own hearts.

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Paul F. Davis is a world-changer who has touched over 50 countries, more than 50 islands, and 6 continents empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams!

Paul is the author of 14 books and premier life coach building dreams, transcending limitations, and transforming individuals and organizations. Paul is a change master that knows how to play with pain, while elegantly and humorously navigating through transition to ride the waves of change.

- Paul worked at Ground Zero in New York City the first week of 9/11, two stops from Brooklyn Heights where Paul used to live. Paul drove a rental car up to NYC from Orlando, FL as all airports were shut down for national security reasons.

- Paul helped a Muslim young man rebuild his home at the tsunami epicenter in Indonesia and spoke to tribal groups in Wamena who are "naked and not ashamed."

- Paul comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda and Burundi where 1.2 million people were slaughtered.

- Paul spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war for independence before the UN recognized the new nation.

- Paul addressed University students and monks in Myanmar working together to achieve democracy.

- Paul spoke throughout war-torn East Africa journeying deep into the "bush" where villagers have never seen a white man.

- Paul lived in and lectured throughout India and China the two largest populaces on earth.

- Paul journeyed to Pakistan twice since 9/11 to speak to large audiences about peace, non-violence, and reconciliation.

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Paul F. Davis is a world-changer who has touched over 50 countries, more than 50 islands, and 6 continents empowering people throughout the earth to live their dreams!

Paul is the author of 14 books and premier life coach building dreams, transcending limitations, and transforming individuals and organizations. Paul is a change master that knows how to play with pain, while elegantly and humorously navigating through transition to ride the waves of change.

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