Monday, October 29, 2012

Jon McNaughton's Symbolic Representational Art

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  1. Jon McNaughton, the tea party painter. Taking over for Thomas Kinkade.

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  2. The truth hurts, doesn't it Ducky Wucky?

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  3. This nation needs to be reminded.

    Apparently often, and in as powerful a way as McNaughton has achieved.

    Will... Progressives like Ducky "Can't handle the truth."

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  4. "Mr. President, you took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

    The only promise that he made AND broke that I give a shit about. We need to get his ass OUT of the White House!

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  5. I love this!

    Realistically, we do know how the Presidents of the past would react -- even those past Presidents who were big-government guys.

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  6. I was impressed with the high degree of skill McNaughton has in portraiture. The technique and facility is astonishing. It reminds me of the Renaissance and the great days of Copley, Peale, Stuart.

    In an age where literally THROWiNG paint at a canvas or making tire tracks with a bicycle after putting the painting on the floor -- or using chunks of animal DUNG to represent the Virgin Mary -- have all been lauded and applauded by the "cognoscenti" it's good to know the type of skill required to paint realistically still exists -- whether you like the subject matter or not -- and I do -- McNaughton's work is an estimable achievement.

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  7. The next thing you know Canardo will attacking Jacquie Lawson.

    Does anyone want to lay odds on whether or not our ducky despises Norman Rockwell?

    Not everything wholesome and accessible deserves to be labelled as KITSCH, Canardo.


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  8. I'm not sure. I want to see the painting in a large still photo. From what I was able to determine from this video, it seemed as if some of the former presidents were applauding Obama's stomping upon the Constitution, and others looked concerned about it. Is that the general idea here?

    If so, it seems the painter is quite naive about some of our former presidents. It seemed to me he showed FDR and Clinton applauding, but Lincoln and "W" Bush are looking unhappy.

    SERIOUSLY? Lincoln and "W" Bush would rank very high on my list of all-time worst American presidents if we're judging their actions according to the dictates of the U.S. Constitution!

    And was it just my imagination, or did Woodrow Wilson - the worst president this country ever suffered - look concerned?

    I do appreciate the sentiment of the painter but, if I've seen and interpreted this painting correctly, it seems he apparently has a great deal yet to learn about what the U.S. Constitution actually demands and what so many of our former presidents have actually done.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  9. Jon McNaughton, the tea party painter. Taking over for Thomas Kinkade.

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