Art, Politics and the Paintings of Jon McNaughton
Provo painter Jon McNaughton is getting attention for his latest work "One Nation Under Socialism." It depicts Barack Obama holding the Constitution as it burns. Art critics aren't impressed; it's been called "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community though; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. Thursday, McNaughton and others will join us to talk about political imagery and the relationship between art and ideology.
- Visit Jon McNaughton on-line.
- Read Benjamin Park's article Art, Politics and Religion: McNaughton's Agenda at Patheos.com
- Visit Utah artist Adam Bateman on-line
Music from Today's Program:
- Sigur Ros, Hufupukar
- Adam Sparkles, January Mix 2008