Art And Response

Conservative Christ illustrates America’s evil Jesus | Art Threat

May 15th, 2013

The Blaze - The Conserviative Christ

Conservative Christ illustrates America’s evil Jesus

The Conservative ChristThe latest work by American artist Michael D’Antuono has once again drawn ire from US conservatives for pointing out the hypocrisy amongst their ranks.

His latest work, The Conservative Christ, depicts Jesus with an AK-47 hoisted into their air, clutching tightly to a pot of gold, and sneering derisively at a poor, old man. By illustrating precisely what Jesus would not do, D’Antuono draws attention to the awkward dissonance between Conservative’s sociopolitical beliefs and their supposed adherence to Christian values.

It was in an attempt to understand this conflict that inspired him to create the work. (more…)

This Painting Is What One Artist Thinks of Senate Shooting Down Gun Control Bill: ‘Blood Money’

April 25th, 2013

The Blaze - Blood Money

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The oil painting depicts two bloody hands reaching out in a position reminiscent of Michaelagelo’s Creation of Adam with a check in between. The check is made out to “Senator” and signed by the NRA’s Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre. The amount of money is covered, but it is dated April 17 with the section stating the purpose of the funds as for “killing the gun control bill.” (more…)

The Blaze: ‘Brought to You By the NRA’: Artist Unveils Provocative Sandy Hook Painting

January 7th, 2013

‘Brought to You By the NRA’: Artist Unveils Provocative Sandy Hook Painting

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The provocative painter Michael D’Antuono, like many artists, wants people to look at his work and think. But he doesn’t just want them to tilt their head sideways and ponder his use of light. He chooses controversial topics and scenes ultimately wants people to engage in discussion that could lead to change. And his latest painting is sure to cause some discussions — perhaps heated ones. (more…)

BostInno: ‘ Artist Aims Brush at the NRA, Creates ‘Repulsive’ Painting Following Newtown Tragedy

January 7th, 2013

BostInno | Artist Aims Brush at the NRA

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Brought to You By The NRA

An artist known for his somewhat controversial paintings is taking direct aim at the National Rifle Association for what he called their refusal to “admit their share of responsibility” following the massacre of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.

Michael D’Antuono’s latest artwork, called “Brought to You By The NRA,” paints the picture of a children’s classroom covered in blood splatters. (more…)

Catholic Online – Blasphemous Obama painting goes viral

November 29th, 2012

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11/29/2012 | Blasphemous Obama painting goes viral | Last weekend we had Jamie Foxx say that Obama was our “lord and savior.” Now, we have the picture to prove it, or so we paraphrase former GOP candidate Herman Cain’s tweet which alludes to a new Obama painting which most find to be blasphemous.

Most Christians find 'The Truth' blasphemous. The paining is being widely circulated by liberals.

Most Christians find ‘The Truth’ blasphemous, while the painting is being widely circulated by liberals.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – References to Obama as the messiah are as old as his campaign, which almost acquired the status of a pop-cult back in 2008. At that time, artist Michael D’Antuono painted a picture of Obama that depicted him as the Christ. (more…)

Controversy at Boston Exhibit

November 28th, 2012

NBC News | Artist under scrutiny for Obama painting
A painting titled “The Truth” draws protests from Christians. WHDH’s Jonathan Hall reports.[source]