Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Social Realism inspired "art" of Jon McNaughton

To get an idea of how truly deranged and hate-filled the Right is in this country, you need to know about the "art" of Jon McNaughton - I just learned about his work via Bill Maher making a reference to him during one of his shows. In this painting McNaughton presents Obama and Democrats/liberals in general as evil - you can see FDR and Clinton among others applauding Obama standing on the Constitution.

On seeing McNaughton's work, I was reminded of the "social realism" agit-prop paintings of authoritarian regimes. Here is an example from the Soviet Union.

Here's an example from Communist China

There is always a lot of hand gestures in this style of painting, although the communist painters have more restraint and taste than McNaughton.