Bush's self-portraits perplexes art world

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 10:00 hrs

George W. Bush's self-portraits published by The Smoking Gun on Thursday night were met with confusion rather than cheers.

The paintings, obtained by hackers who gained access to Bush's sister's email account and several others, show the former president in the shower and in a bathtub, the Huffington Post reported.

A photo of Bush painting a chapel was also released.

Art experts and critics were perplexed by the images.

"It looks like a very naive approach to painting," Michael Weiss, associate dean for fine arts at Maryland Institute College of Art said, stressing that it was difficult to comment on a digital image of a painting.

Weiss noted the odd perspective from which the shower scene was painted.

"It's much more curious because it puts you in the position of a voyeur from this reflection, but the reflection is not pointed in a direct way," he said.

He added that the reflection doesn't actually fit with the figure placement.

Other critics also have not been very kind to the former US president's artwork. (ANI)

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