Credit: Quartz

Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait is a symbolic celebration of centrism

Working with his official photographer, Soazig De La Moissonnière, Macron carefully planned the location, pose, props, and publicity for the portrait, which will decorate the walls some 50,000 French government outposts around the world. In the tradition of power portraiture in art history, the so-called “Jupiterian president” carefully chose props that hint at his personality and underscore his centrist politics. Every detail matters.

Interesting analysis by Anne Quito and David Yanofsky in Quartz.