Jon McNaughton is a controversial artist, (well by American standards anyway), who frequently brings religion and politics into his painting. You can find him at his web site here.
His latest is on the subject of Obama, a man he clearly distrusts. “One Nation under socialism” depicts the President making a bonfire of the constitution.
Some don’t like it for the message. Others don’t feel it is the purpose of art to be political believing art’s place was best served by the likes of Norman Rockwell, dogs playing poker or boots filled with kittens. Others see McNaughton as being in the tradition of art of Germany before the war and thus headed off down a cul-de-sac. I just feel it beats a lot of the campaigning stuff we’ve seen so far.
Copyright David Macadam 2012