Archive for April, 2009

Michael D’Antuono’s “The Truth”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Michael D'Antuono

A New York artist has canceled the public showing of his portrait of President Obama after receiving a barrage of angry e-mails condemning the religious nature of the work.

“The Truth,” a painting by Michael D’Antuono, was scheduled to go on view in Union Square in Manhattan to mark the president’s first 100 days in office.

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WorldNut Daily has the funniest take on the controversy:

Like others in the news who have depicted Obama in Christ-like imagery, D’Antuono insists he isn’t claiming the man is Messiah, but only inviting “individual interpretations.”

Stephen Smith’s “Two Kilts and Three Marios”

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Graphite on board 14″ x 11″

Stephen Smith

detail

Stephen Smith

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Stephen Smith

detail

Stephen Smith

Matt Groening’s ???

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

I know this is the Simpsons but it’s still very strange.

Matt Groening

Boris Koller’s In The Swamp

Saturday, April 4th, 2009
Boris Koller

Boris Koller is a fabulous artist who works much in e tradition of Odd Nerdrum. The painting below is called Islands.

Boris Koller

This one is Summer in the Pasture.

Boris Koller

This one is called Comfort.

Boris Koller

Koller’s website can be found here.