“Peculiar Goings On In The Artwork At The White House” (9 Pics)

Peculiarium, Portland’s most peculiar art gallery, decided that the White House needed to update its art collection. So, in an attempt to pitch an (un)realistic option, they photoshopped the paintings to make them look like sentient Harry Potter-like portraits.

And it didn’t take long before the subjects in the artworks started “reacting” to President Trump and his actions.

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Peculiarium shared the humorous images on their social media accounts and the series went viral, prompting quite a few funny comments in the process too!

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Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Since 1800 when the first work of art, the full-length portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, was acquired for the President’s House, all kinds of objects, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, and china have been purchased by or donated to the White House for the enjoyment of the First Families and their guests.

Since 1967, the White House Historical Association has taken an active role in obtaining and donating portraits of recent presidents and first ladies. The artists are selected and the completed portraits approved by the subjects before formal acquisition into the collection.

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

These versions of the paintings, interacting with their surroundings and reacting to what is currently going on in the office, really remind us of the magical portraits we’ve seen in the Harry Potter universe where the paintings made of certain individuals, namely witches and wizards, have sentient subjects due to enchantments placed on the portrait by the painter.

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The portrait is able to use some of the subject’s favorite phrases and imitates their general demeanor based on how the subject appears to the painter. A subject can also move from one painting to the next, or visit a portrait of themselves elsewhere in the world, so if a Donald Trump picture is ever on the walls of the White House, something tells me the Founding Fathers will want to have a word with him.

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Image credits: Peculiarium

Here’s what some people said after checking out the images

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