Art, Politics and the Paintings of Jon McNaughton

Mar 28, 2012

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.

Music from Today's Program:

  • Sigur Ros, Hufupukar
  • Adam Sparkles, January Mix 2008