Artist Michael D’Antuono’s painting “The Truth” about Barack Obama. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
“More than a presidential portrait,” writes D’Antuono on a website touting the painting, “‘The Truth’ is a politically, religiously and socially-charged statement on our nation’s current political climate and deep partisan divide that is sure to create a dialogue.”
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.”
“‘The Truth,’ like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder,” claims the exhibit’s press release.
Read the whole thing.
D’Antuono has encouraged viewers to email him and respond to the question, “What is your truth.” I plan to work on my response sometime this weekend and then post it here on the blog.