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  1. HidariMak says

    To quote “God” on Twitter, somebody should try that and see if he comes back in three days.

  2. Michael says

    well, the photograph included a level sitting next to this fine piece of art so obviously the painter is on the level. We can all identify with the Nancy Pelosi figure…

  3. raven says

    This is a disturbing painting on many levels.
    It lacks a crown of thorns.

    There is also…no blood.
    He has nails pounded into him and a spear wound in his side.
    This suggests that Trump was already a meat robot or some sort of Undead.
    That would explain a whole lot of things.

  4. cartomancer says

    I can’t tell whether this was done in all seriousness or is a ridiculous parody of trumpism and its religious connotations. Damn you Poe’s Law!

    Also, why is the figure in blue (Nancy Pelosi?) less than half the height of the trump/jesus figure? Apart from the artist being utterly terrible or able to mimic utterly terrible rather well?

  5. fusilier says

    Where is the Holy Office when you really need it?

    fusilier, who’s referring to the real one, not the Monty Python skit.

    James 2:24

  6. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Wanna bet The Presidouche will TWEET it as

    the portrait will hang in the WhiteHouse to commemorate your favorite President’s Christian performance, and who got speared by Judas Pelosi

    (NB all the ubiquitous assertions)

  7. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Re 8:
    NB she’s NOT touching him, her hands are out in thanks for the release

  8. stroppy says

    cartomancer @6

    Also, why is the figure in blue (Nancy Pelosi?) less than half the height of the trump/jesus figure?

    Could be poor planning. However it may be that the intention is to portray her as a puny, mortal human. Check Egyptian art/propaganda, pharaohs are huge (yuge?) and pretty much everyone else, except other gods, is tiny.

    Note the dash of ketchup around the spear point. I’d say it’s because he’s the king of burgers. Looks like he’s made of silly putty though.

  9. William George says

    If I was a far less ethical person I’d make a mint painting this sort of crap and selling it to them.

  10. aronymous says

    So, Kathy Griffin gets persecuted and almost loses her career for holding a fake Trump head and this painting of him being crucified is OK?

  11. stroppy says

    Don’t know what’s going on with Melania. She’s what, the Virgin Mary holding out her wrists to be handcuffed?

    The presence of the dictators makes me think this may be a spoof.

  12. stwriley says

    As it turns out, the artist is not a Trumpist and may or may not be a Christian. This story may help explain some of what’s going on. The title of the painting is “An Emotional Mirror” and was apparently intended to make people think and reflect on the nature of politics and religion (and their intersection) in the US. It was not intended as an endorsement of Trump or anyone else. The artist seems to have been surprised by how many people reacted with disgust from either side.

  13. stroppy says

    stwriley @ 20

    Thanks!

    So, it sounds like it’s intended to be a sort of bothsiderism, with a side order of artsy verbiage.

    I would have liked it better as a poe.

  14. mcfrank0 says

    Knowing how well the Right likes to mix metaphors, I assumed that Melania was substituting for one of the many Mary’s in the bible and was about to anoint Trump’s feet and dry them with her hair.

  15. raven says

    The artist seems to have been surprised by how many people reacted with disgust from either side.

    To be more realistic, there should be a crowd of people cheering.
    In the background, the ghosts of 340,000 dead US Covid-19 virus victims would be waiting to have a few words with Trump’s ghost.

  16. brightmoon says

    If you go on one of those Christian websites that’s pretty much the way they behave . Trump is almost Jesus . Makes you wonder if trumpanzees have mental problems

  17. PaulBC says

    davidc1@9 Indeed. But these fuckers don’t care. The flag is now the official canvas for Trump fan art (and I’m not a big flag waver, but these are the people who wanted an amendment against flag burning).

    William George@16 You might have a lot of competition though. There is also John McNaughton’s hellscapes, always with this dark, foreboding glow and a glowering Trump. It gives you a window into the mindset of the people who buy these paintings.

  18. robro says

    Susan Montgomery @ #20 — Yes, it’s Art…Art Carney to be specific.

    I’m siding with cartomancer at #6, and invoke Poe’s Law. There are elements that suggest cartoon parody. The MAGA hat replacing the “King of the Jews” sign. The small group of people on the left taking pictures…is that the news media? The group on the right includes Kim and Putin, and two other men I don’t recognize. Melania’s (“who gives a fuck about Christmas”) contrition.

  19. captainjack says

    Donald Trump is the turkey neck sticking out of constipated Amuurika’s ass. He’ll get crapped out on 20 January. I’d like to see a picture of that.

  20. woozy says

    Everyone remembers the words of Luke 23:24 as Jesus was dying on the cross and he cried out: “Fuck them, Father. They know a won by a lot”

  21. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    cmotdibbler: “Melania on her knees is a nice touch. Probably only the third time she touched him.”

    Well, yeah, but she did charge extra for that service.

  22. PaulBC says

    Jon McNaughton https://jonmcnaughton.com/ is not satire, though, unless he’s putting on a really good act.

    I hesitate to suggest he’s more subtle (he is a better painter). What fascinates me about his work is how evil he makes Trump appear to me, but I have to assume Trump supporters think this makes him heroic.

    Mostly the lighting. America is “great” when it looks like fire is about to rain from the sky.

    https://jonmcnaughton.com/2020-ride-16×20-canvas-giclee-limited-edition-s-n-edition-200/ The first thing that pops into my mind is Johnny Cash singing “Ghost Riders in the Sky” though it’s not quite an illustration since Trump is actually riding “the devil’s herd.”

    Or this one. Does the fence keep people out or in? https://jonmcnaughton.com/make-america-safe-11×14-litho/

    He’s also big on suggesting that Trump is persecuted https://jonmcnaughton.com/patriotic/americana/the-impeachment-mob/ I don’t think he would ever show Trump vulnerable though.

    When it comes to actual satire, I love Onion’s Kelly cartoons, who his creator insists is not rightwing, just misinformed. It’s at the the threshold where he’s developed the persona of a cartoonist that is almost but not quite believable, sticks to the conventions of political cartoons, and has recurring themes like the crying statue of liberty.

  23. stwriley says

    Raven@24,

    In the background, the ghosts of 340,000 dead US Covid-19 virus victims would be waiting to have a few words with Trump’s ghost.

    Indeed, that would have been much more appropriate even in the rather wishy-washy context of the artist’s intent.

  24. ffakr says

    It’s got to be a parody, If it’s not, I truly can’t understand anything about the minds of MAGA cult members.

    The fact that Melania is cast in the role of a prostitute, and that Trump is surrounded by Dictators who seem to be taking the role of his followers.. It’s hard to believe that a true ‘Christian’ MAGA follower could be so lacking in awareness to make those choices.

  25. Akira MacKenzie says

    PaulBC @32

    And then there are the political cartoons of Ben Garrison, who always portrays dear leader and young, thin, and muscular.

  26. PaulBC says

    Akira MacKenzie@35 I’m not as familiar, though I think I heard the name somewhere. (and I must have seen the anti-Fauci comic). Did a Google image search and OMG, yeah, it’s somehow just on the other side of the threshold from Kelly where I can see it’s not satire.

  27. says

    Oh, the guy who painted this is absolutely serious. Trump is “inspiring” to him and he literally couldn’t understand why people were trolling his Facebook page when he posted this.

  28. wzrd1 says

    Even crazier, the selling gallery owner had himself and his children doxed, with the doxer expressing the desire to see the entire family harmed.

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