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Twitter erupts as Nobel Prize-winning authorities reveal artist behind award-winning artwork, World News


A last tweet from the Nobel Prize authorities seems to have caught the attention of Internet users.

In the tweet, the Nobel Prize winner, who is the authorities’ official Twitter account, shared: “Discover the person behind the striking illustrations of the 2021 Nobel Prize winners: Niklas Elmehed.”

Authorities also shared a photo of the artist and added: “Here Niklas paints the portraits of our two new peace laureates, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov.”

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Internet users have started to speculate on how he achieves the portraits in a short period of time, while some worried about the confidentiality of the information as shared with the artist before the announcement.

One user said, “Are they locking him up in a bunker so he won’t tell anyone the names of the winners before they’re announced?”

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Some Twitter users loved the presentation style. “I think the presentation of the winners is absolutely exceptional. People weren’t just attracted to it. I think the personality has been touched perfectly.

One user also joked, “Be prepared to paint mine in the years to come inchaallah.” While another user said: “He’s cute!”

(With contributions from agencies)


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