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« on: September 05, 2012, 01:17:35 pm »
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http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/423

Be sure to visit the site for all the amazing metaphors and symbolism this painting is chock full of.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 01:27:24 pm »
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Style of painting reminds me of Manfred Deix.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 01:34:52 pm »
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That would make a spectacular poster.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 01:35:19 pm »
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Lovely painting Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 01:37:33 pm »
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This "artist" is the biggest panderer out there. He should stop feeding the trolls.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 01:38:13 pm »
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I liked this: "Occupiers gathered as angry mobs, arrested for disorderly conduct, assault, rape and even defecating in public and on Police vehicles.". As if defecating in public is worse than rape. Mind you, he is super far right...
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 01:57:01 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 02:00:39 pm »
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He's like one of those really talented artists who spends their time drawing six titted dragons on DeviantArt. He should be drawing snowy landscapes for cheap Christmas cards.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 02:03:43 pm »
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http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/423

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Lief, you don't really like this, do you?
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 02:13:09 pm »
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Good artist, shame he wastes his talent and gave in to the far-right. He's a birther too!
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 03:19:47 pm »
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Way too cluttered for my tastes, but whatev. Art is in the eye of the beholder. One of my best friends is at a snooty art school in California and I don't dig her paintings either.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2012, 05:26:32 pm »
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Social realist or social surrealist?

I don't really like the style.
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"Actually, .. now that you mention it...." 
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"Every government are parliaments of whores.
The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Wa sala, wa lala."

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2012, 05:41:39 pm »
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http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/423

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Lief, you don't really like this, do you?

Wow.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 05:57:53 pm »
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Art should be political, but politics should not dictate art. Art that is dictated by politics is fascist. Therefore this painting is fascist. Etc.

Though if you want irony as well, the style is rather reminiscent of so-called 'Socialist Realism':

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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2012, 06:10:31 pm »
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It's like a terrifying cross between Ilya Repin and Thomas Kinkade.
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2012, 06:16:55 pm »
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http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/423

Be sure to visit the site for all the amazing metaphors and symbolism this painting is chock full of.

Lief, you don't really like this, do you?

Wow.

You can never tell with Lief.
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"Wa sala, wa lala."

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2012, 06:30:39 pm »
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It's like a terrifying cross between Ilya Repin and Thomas Kinkade.

Well anything would improve Thomas Kinkade, Swindler of Light.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2012, 07:10:49 pm »
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It's like a terrifying cross between Ilya Repin and Thomas Kinkade.

Well anything would improve Thomas Kinkade, Swindler of Light.

It does improve Kinkade, but it's not at all clear that that outweighs the sins that it visits upon Repin.
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2012, 01:59:05 am »
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Republicans are to art what Republicans are to comedy.

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012, 10:06:52 am »
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Yeah, McNaughton's basically a far-right propagandist who's popular among Utah conservatives. I see him, as a talentless, partisan hack, but that's just me. He's crazy enough that Brigham Young University (not exactly a bastion of liberalism) stopped selling prints of his paintings though.
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012, 10:43:13 am »
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When I'm elected President, I want Jon McNaughton to do my official portrait.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 12:36:04 pm »
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Art should be political, but politics should not dictate art. Art that is dictated by politics is fascist. Therefore this painting is fascist. Etc.

socialist realism was fascist?

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2012, 01:26:23 pm »
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When I'm elected President, I want Jon McNaughton to do my official portrait.

Oh yes; he's a pretty good artist, and would be a fantastic Congressional/Presidential portrait guy. There's no disputing that. He's just an utter propaganda guy for Glenn Beck-esque policies.
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2012, 01:30:03 pm »
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I think the painting has a subtle political message.
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 09:16:07 pm »
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Technically he's rather good, but that's about it.
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