Anti-Trump Political Art
Rembrandt recognized the inseparable and intrinsic relationship between art and the artist. He saw the inseparable nature of the thing created from its creator, in this case the artist. Rembrandt said, “Painting is the grandchild of nature, it is related to God.”
Artists cannot escape their attachment to their work. Their art is akin to their DNA being passed on to their own children. Art is more a reflection of the artist himself than of it’s content. In the same way, children are a reflection of their parents’ secret, hidden and private lives, along with that which is passed on to them genetically at birth. Artists essentially give birth to their art; their art is their progeny. Art is literally a piece of the artist. This is the great mystery and power of Art!
The Anti-Trump art produced over the last year, bears all of the hallmarks of a self- created portrait and thermometer reading of the modern contemporary political art scene. Art for years has drifted into a place where visceral, emotional reactions to the shock and horror of the art are the ‘thing’ sought after—ultimately giving the artist fame and recognition.
It has become the quest to see who can outdo the other by daring to offend, insult, criticize and ridicule for the ultimate end of personal fame and fortune. For what is the end of such art? Where does it lead? What does the created then create? What does it inspire?
Presidential candidate and GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, has inspired a horde of modern political art. This art has become graphic self-portraits of the artists themselves and of the caustic political art scene, than actual valid interpretations of Donald Trump.
Trump depicted as poop, as Hitler, as a blow up KKK doll, as food, as a nude, a clown, a bus… the artistic renditions go on and on. There seems to be no end to the barrage of anti-Trump imagery to which the left wing, liberal anti-Trump artists will stoop, to take their shot at Trump. The questions remain: what has this slurry of art created, other than to inflame the angers and protestations of the anti-Trump crowd?
Demagogic art about a so-called demagogue is the typical result of a myopic and visionless liberal art world. Art has a prominent and deeply important role to play in the historic human experience. However, when the vast sum of this modern anti-Trump art is so childish, what is it revealing about the artists?
If Rembrandt is right, and art or painting is akin to having children, so deeply attached to the artist, then the self-portraits being painted by the anti-Trump artists are nothing but embarrassing! They inadvertently paint themselves into the picture and define themselves by their very own creations. They cannot escape their own DNA being attached to their creations. After all of the inflamed, emotional reactions have calmed down, there remains the demagogic work. By and large, the works are shallow, childish, cynical, critical and dishonest; yet for now they are celebrated.
If an artist cannot lead by conveying vision to his audience, then he has failed his audience, his gift and himself. All that remains is the regurgitated, shallow condition of his very own heart— one filled with rage, envy, hatred, contempt and malice. No wonder the art world is always full of tragic figures, it fuels them and thrives off their negative energy.
We have come a long way since the days of great art masters. Today much of the modern art scene is crass, coarse and shallow. The Jedi Mind trick of conceptual trickery, is used by many to beguile the world into greater delusion that somehow an inflated KKK Trump doll is to be wowed about since it paints Trump as a racist. Oh my….
The artists elevate themselves into this position of perceptual power, having been given a license by the art world to be the eyes in the sky, they thus use their powers to point the finger forgetting that there are always three fingers pointing right back at them.
Yes art should be enshrined in truth. But for the sake of the future, the present and our history let our art transcend the mundane and childish scratchings of poop, fart cushions and clowns to meaningful existential visions that transcend all of our common human frailties, failures and weaknesses.
If Trump is all of those things he is depicted as by this chorus of anti Trump artists, then surely what the artists have must be so much better, truer, brighter and more meaningful. And since that is supposedly the case, as insinuated by the critic, then what and where is it, come on create it and show it!
If ever there was a time in the history in our country that we need vision and hope it is now. And since the majority of the artists out there are just spouting their venom, one can only conclude that they have nothing better to share. That their visible DNA expressed in their art is all they have to offer. That in the end they are as much a part of the problem as the very one they are targeting! One can expect nothing more for they cannot create or give anything more than what comes from inside of them!
Julian Raven, Artist
‘Unafraid And Unashamed’
The Trump Painting.com
Trump, The Enforcer!
Much of the chaos in our society is because of lawlessness. Sadly the dream of a self policing people is a thing of the past. With the rejection of self imposed and self applied moral precepts, values and standards by an increasingly godless society, the result is ultimately different forms of anarchy.
A civilized society can only be achieved by restraining the 'un-civilized' through force or law en-forcement. We do not need new laws, we just need to enforce the laws we have. We just need to follow the Constitution that we are so blessed to have here in America.
Ultimately it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that can only deliver people from their hate, rage, corruptions, perversions, rebellions and lawlessness. It is only the gospel of Jesus Christ that when applied to the raging screaming heart of frustration, vengeance and hatred, calms the frenzied waters of the soul, soothing, healing and renewing generating willful & grateful obedience to God and authority.
As Trump is the 'Law And Order' candidate, and will be the 'Law And Order' President, it is the responsibility of the Church of Jesus Christ to continue to bring the dramatic message & benefits of a peaceful, sound mind and a cleansed conscience by faith in Jesus Christ.
This combination of forces working on our currently broken society will produce the transformation that we all long for.
Ultimately, our longings will only be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God, but because of God's great love for us, God will raise up leaders who will be effective instruments in His hands for the good of mankind..
Political Art, Propaganda & The Trump Painting
Following a comment about my Trump painting, ‘Unafraid And Unashamed’ that if the face, flag and nation were swapped with Lenin/Stalin, it could be just like Russian propaganda art, I did some research and the results are very interesting. See if you can spot the odd one out of the three photos.
Liberals are just ashamed to be openly patriotic it seems. Painting a flag and an eagle unless it is anti-American is just not acceptable. And if you do it, it is immediately evil nationalistic propaganda. As if free people and their art needs to be filtered through the lens of communist dictatorships!
My goodness, celebrating some of the greatest symbols of human progress, prosperity, religious freedom, freedom of conscience, political freedom and civil government for and by the people should be welcomed, I would think?
But 'NO', you need to drag the flag into the mud! The art has to be devoid of patriotism and any celebration of America, except if it is a liberal candidate, and then it can have a small hint of flag in the corner somewhere, but NO VISIBLE AMERICAN FLAGS! I get it, America is made up of broken sinful human beings that have made many mistakes, some people have used their freedoms for evil etc. But the American heart is so much bigger and brighter and well meaning than all of its failures and sins. And the good America has done is so much greater than the evil.
But some people can only see the failures, mistakes, sins and corruptions. And true we should not ignore those things, but we should work towards reversing and changing by the grace of God. Repentance is a gift, this we should do as a Nation, which means to change 180 degrees, whilst walking in appreciation for the freedoms to work against the sins of the land under the very flag that gives us the freedom to do so.
The flag is the symbol of the permission to do right, to pursue happiness. Embracing inspiration from the corruption and unspeakable evils of communism is very sick.
Socialism, Communism, fascism, totalitarianism etc. are all failed systems of government, and they have brought great evil upon mankind. One of the only systems, even run by imperfect men that works is our American Constitutional Democratic Representational Republic built upon the foundations of the Truths in the Bible. Our system only works the way it does because God is in it and under it as the foundation. Only God’s Kingdom will be perfect, ruled by a perfect King, Jesus Christ, which thank God is to come. But in the meantime, we have America to cherish!
So I say let great art celebrate America and the great gift to mankind that it is!
May God continue to bless America!
And VOTE Trump!
Trump Presidential Art Blog
Liberal Art Is Dead
The massive, unending slurry of hate-filled, hate-mongering, shameful and visionless art from the liberal art world has contributed to this staggering political Trump victory and now defeated and drifting liberal political ideology.
The media, which has salivated, gleefully covered and promoted the unending ‘art’ stories of the shock & hate art that has oozed out of the deepest and darkest caverns of the human heart, now has to sit in the cesspool of hatred. Masquerading as ‘art’ this death dealing created power now rests squarely upon the media’s shoulders. The hellish and gravity magnifying pull of celebrated perversion and darkness is causing this implosion and this irresistible, powerful dragging force driving it back to where it comes from.
The elitist art world, which glorifies smut, celebrates the mockery of faith, ridicules patriotism and has excoriated Donald Trump throughout this 2015-2016-election season, has finally damned itself.
The end of the morality, Christ hating, conservative mocking, drunken and frenzied Art world has finally choked and drowned itself in its own vomit. Drunk on its power to graphically and artistically attack, ridicule and destroy precious, sacred and eternal values in the name of ‘Art’ has come to a grinding halt as the climax of this now self devoured liberal ideology has lost control and wrecked itself by driving headfirst into a tree.
By falsely depicting and deliberately misrepresenting Donald Trump in so many varied and wicked ways, the art world and the media created an image of Donald Trump that they now have to live with inside of their own heads. They believed, they created their own nightmare, their own horror story, filled with monstrous, demonic and ghoulish depictions of Trump created with every stroke of their corrupt brushes and now they alone have to live in that hell. And that is why they are so devastated because their own created reality has come to haunt them.
Rather than champion their so called conservative crushing ‘progressive visions’ with magnificent paintings of their hopes, rather than celebrate their ideas and cherished so called principals, they coughed up no vision, no dreams, no existentially positive images! Life, true hope and true existential visions cannot be produced from hearts so inclined towards celebrating sin and evil. It is impossible for sweet and bitter water to issue forth from the same fountain. The desperate and desolate condition of the hearts of those plagued by the scourge of liberalism is now on full display.
The good news in all of this is that people can turn. People can turn away from their ways, people can be redeemed! Repentance is a grace which God offers to the lost. Recognizing one’s condition, humbling one’s self and crying out for salvation is the beginning of the road home.
Liberal Art Is dead!
The Great Debate And The New Day
Donald Trump gets up one day and decides it is time to end the nonsense of political corruption and correctness that is crippling our Nation. He decides after years of watching inept politicians continually sabotage his country with one sided (benefiting the other side), lop sided and soft military and economic trade deals where America always picks up the tab and says that is it, I am done, I have to do something.
He embarks on a somewhat impossible mission as an unelected builder from New York. He goes up against a whole cadre of professional politicians in the primary and basically spanks them all and sends them home.
Trump is not a trained politician, skilled in the art of debate, he is a builder, a doer, a guy that sees the problems, calls them as they are and gets stuff done! That is what builders do, the do!
And last night that quality shone through all of the noise, back and forth jabbing, slugging and spitting. Trump courageously goes into the debate up against the quintessential queen of ambition, political greed and professional political spiel!
Colin Powell's hacked emails were very telling for me. He had a close relationship with Clinton where he could call her a friend, and yet he savaged her as a person with "a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational.”
This assessment is totally damning as was on full view last night. Trump managed to continually point out that in 30 years Clinton really had not accomplished anything. Isis was created under her watch as Secretary of State and the debt continued to skyrocket, trillions of dollars remain overseas, and jobs kept leaving the US at unsustainable rates.
Clinton is the same old typical politician with a plan for this and that and the desire to always increase taxes and spend other people's money on her plans that she has proven cannot fix the 'systemic' problems that she knows exists and yet that she is an intrinsic part of and that she cannot separate herself from!
Powell described Trump as a 'National disgrace and a pariah' and yet the difference with Powell's opinion on both of these people is that Powell does not know Trump personally at all. But he knows Clinton intimately, he called her 'friend'. Remember he said of her that she has “a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy, not transformational.”
Trump just getting in the ring with the queen of the corrupt Clinton dynasty and the never ending and ongoing perpetual scandals was a defeat for the establishment. The mere fact that a non elected politician, by the will of the people got into the ring to slay the establishment queen of elites was of biblical proportions!
The Trump victory happened when he showed up! One would expect a 30 plus year politician to be able to out debate the builder from Manhattan. Trump specializes in building, doing and getting stuff done, Clinton is just at home playing politics. But the writing is already on the wall, the time has come to bring an end to the establishment political controlling dynasties, establishment elites and controlling political systems that have been created by long term ambitious politicians, managed by long term ambitious politicians and which have strangled the economy with asphyxiating and unsustainable debt driven by "unbridled ambition and greed"!
They have had their day and their day is over!
A new day has come!
Vote for change, vote Trump!
The Art Of Trolling Trump By Art Trolls & The Media
It is so frustrating, so infuriating to see liberals bending over backwards and embracing some absolutely tawdry political art in their desperation to justify and explain away their political woes, fears and anger. They are propping up every form of artistic demagoguery in their seeming desperation to make sense of their ultimately pointless worldview. Both the typical liberal art world and the unbiased liberal media have become the very throbbing and engorged womb for whence ooze the Trump trolling artists. Somewhat like that Lord of the Rings scene when those nasty Orks are seen being born into Middle Earth from slimy, muddy underground pods, these hordes of Trump art trolls are a seemingly endless marching army.
The glory, power and crucible of human achievement, the art world of Michael Angelo, Da Vinci, Bernini, Goya, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Dali et al, has been reduced to celebrated artistic trolls, trolling and propagating their scratchings and scribbles! The history of art, the great art masters and their masterpieces climax in 2016 in the never-ending slurry of lifeless Trump troll art. What is amazing to me is the sheer quantity of troll excrement that is being dumped into the somewhat sacred, historic and well-polished corridors of art history.
Yes, yes I know that others have come along in the last 100 years and slid their urinals down the well-waxed halls of art history, peddled sharks in formaldehyde or flogged their unmade bed replete with cigarette butts. Just a quick visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and one is reminded that much of modern art is simply stale crap! Please do not mistake what I am saying, I said ‘much’, is peddled by unscrupulous art dealceivers to the easily influenced, desperate for the next ‘now’ thing and yet so unprincipled, since there are always suckers with big bucks!
You see, if liberals and liberalism pushed by the liberal Democratic party really had the ingredients for true positive hope filled change, America would be singing a different tune today. President Barrack Obama has had nearly eight years to peddle his ideology, push his agenda and transform America! Folks he has had more than enough time, he has had the chance! And truth be told he has brought change, but the mantra he rode, his magic carpet of ‘Hope and Change’ turned out to be missing a wheel, the wheel of hope! Change has come but not for the better. America is no better now than when Obama took office. And granted many of our problems are not his fault, what we can learn and see in his policies, ideas and leadership is clearly on display today. Massive unsustainable debt, economic uncertainty, employment uncertainty, increased national racial tension, insane international deals and immigration run amok are just some of the pressing issues of the day.
If the troll artists, liberal troll artists had a point, if they had a vision, if they just had something worth selling, something they are positively passionate and excited about they would be focused on selling that. Their art would express, reveal and celebrate that, they would be so focused on the power and greatness of their ideas and visions that the diversions of the opposition, in this case Donald Trump would just not even catch their attention. Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high” which is an admirable moral quality which obviously does not apply to troll artists and the unbiased media.
The human heart brings forth what it contains by the words and art we create. “A good man brings good things (art) out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things (art) out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45. So with the failure of ‘Hope And Change’ under Barrack Obama, those who once rode the wave of what is now demonstrated to be empty promises, are still angry, hopeless and full of hate which they cannot help but express through their paint brushes! Blaming Donald Trump now, painting him as the scapegoat for their lack of answers and solutions is the work of the politically and ideologically defeated! Donald Trump would not even be in the election had Obama succeeded in helping America. He would simply hand the baton to the next liberal democratic runner and there would be no contest.
But America is just not going to drink the cool aid of liberal ‘Hope And Change’ any more. And since a genuine change agent and leader has stood up, the art trolls have gone into a frenzy and have rushed out of their holes in the ground in defense of their failed ideas of pseudo ‘hope and change’. And since all they can do is spit into the very winds of real change and of history blowing and howling in their faces, one can almost gladly conclude that their very undoing, and the undoing of their failed liberal ideas and policies is not far off.
Liberalism is going to go under the bus for a very long time. President Obama, the now defunct champion of ‘hope’ with artist Shepherd Fairey’s help, has been a failure on so many levels. Although to be fair to Fairey, his work embodied positive vision, sincere hope for change, which sadly remains just wishful thinking nearly eight years later. America is awakening because of the local, national and global escalating problems we face, and the recognition that something must change now for real!
The latest artistic plastic Trump troll statuesque monstrosities are a successful marketing gimmick but that is it. Even spending time mentioning the plastic Trump troll statues, which have graced the streets of cities all over the country falls into the very purpose of their cunning ploy. But alas, their work is ideologically and politically self-defeating. It evinces their putrid and worthless worldview. It reveals the content of their heart, and the condition of extrapolated self-contradictory liberalism in its final condition.
The hypocrisy is mind numbing, the continual leftist liberal cry for ‘safe spaces’, ‘anti-bullying’, ‘gay friendly’, ‘LGBTQ tolerance’, ‘Save the Whales’, ‘Save the Planet’, ‘Green Revolution’, ‘Gluten Free’, ‘Yoga pants’, ‘save the planet’ are completely undone when these radical leftists show their true colors when they create such hypocritical environmentally unfriendly plastic statues as they attempt to ‘fat shame’, ‘body shame’, ‘sex shame’. ‘age shame’ and even ‘hair shame’ Donald Trump. And naturally the world of closet trolls, Trump haters and the media just drink this stuff up, promote it with their photos, tweets and re-tweets by giving life to their outrageous hypocrisy.
Granted, in my opinion art should be enshrined in truth and thus art is a language that facilitates human expression even in the negative, critical and satirical. Troll art this election cycle has not only crossed over the line, but also smashed and crewed it up. If art is the license to violate every boundary of civility and decency with complete shocking disregard for our humanity, then what I have said is pointless, and sadly I must live in the dark ages of art.
In his recent Time article ‘Why we’re losing the internet to the culture of hate’ on the destructive power of internet Trolls, Joel Stein paints a digital picture of digital hate. He opens with these words; “This story is not a good idea. Not for society and certainly not for me. Because what trolls feed on is attention. And this little bit–these several thousand words–is like leaving bears a pan of baklava.” Artists create work that only really becomes art when it receives attention, what good is a painting hidden in a garage? Artists crave attention for their work because that is the natural process of art. But in this twisted world of attention seeking artists, the unscrupulous degrees to which these troll artists go is beyond the pale and should be called as such not celebrated. The art world leaders, the art critics in the media, the artists of recognition should be the first to denounce this art terrorism, rapidly putting an end to any attention given to the trolls. Recognition should be given to that which is worthy not that which is forced!
The difference between Internet trolls and art trolls is that the Internet troll usually just trolls one person at a time. It is like a toad that can only spawn one offspring at a time. The art trolls are much more powerful in today’s pond, they are like the toads who spawn their brood in the millions, carrying them on their backs en-masse as they go on to release their brood into the pond. The power of the Internet to reproduce the image by a simple ‘click & share’ is unprecedented and the results can be nothing but on the level of complete contamination.
Sure Donald Trump is a controversial person. Sure he is polarizing. Sure that there are many people who dislike him. That is life. But the challenge to the liberal art world is can you say all that whilst maintaining a modicum of humanity, whilst being champions and visionaries of ‘Hope And Change’?
Never in my lifetime has there been such a desperate need for real ‘Hope and Change’. Art could once again cast these visions in picture form to the desperate world we all live in.
The Trump Painting By Artist Julian Raven from New York. The Trump Painting was on display at the 2016 RNC in Cleveland New York. The Trump Portrait was seen at the New York Delegation's hotel in the center of Cleveland. The Trump painting was also part of a 5 second video show at the RNC convention. The video by Trump Executive Lynne Patton featured the image of the Trump Painting on the side of the Trump Truck.
The Trump Painting and The Trump Presidential Portrait webpage. The Trump Painting has been on a prophetic journey since its creation back in the summer of 2015. Trump Painting, Trump Portrait and Trump Presidential Painting. Historic painting by artist Julian Raven, the Trump Painting has been seen across the country. The Trump Painting portrays Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. You may ask where is The Trump Painting located? The Trump Portrait is presently on show at the artist's studio in Elmira, New York. A copy of The Trump Painting hangs proudly in the new Trump Campaign headquarters located in Trump Tower in New York City.