Fanny Kemble (1834). Thomas Sully (American, 1783–1872). Oil on canvas. White House.
"… The actress’s softly brushed, loosely contoured, impossibly long shoulder and her right arm are put into virtually the same plane, close to the picture’s surface. This unusual, contrived pose—the upper body is a tall narrow lozenge, the right elbow its insubstantial base—injects a wistful, ephemeral note, complemented by the exquisite transparency of the organdy sleeve."
Dictators never seem to have much of a sense of humor, and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is no exception.
Kim is trying to get China to pull the plug on a satirical video that, with some not-so-subtle digital trickery, shows him dancing, running, getting poked in the butt by a rocket and more, all set to catchy music.