Artist Michael D'Antuono's painting "The Truth" – featuring Obama with his arms outstretched and wearing a crown of thorns upon his head – will be unveiled on April 29 at the Square's South Plaza.
According to a statement released about the portrait, "The 30" x 54" acrylic painting on canvas depicts President Obama appearing much like Jesus Christ on the Cross: atop his head, a crown of thorns; behind him, the dark veil being lifted (or lowered) on the Presidential Seal. But is he revealing or concealing, and is he being crucified or glorified?"
Even the title of the piece, "The Truth," suggests a play on biblical themes, as Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
The site is topped by an Obama quote strategically ripped from a Jan. 7 speech at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary in which he told students, "… a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote" for Obama.
In January, artist Matthew J. Clark paraded a sculpture of Obama riding a donkey and preceded by waving palm fronds, reminiscent of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem in the 21st chapter of Matthew as foretold by the prophet Zechariah: "Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass."
Others, such as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, have been far clearer in their nearly religious adoration of Obama. As WND reported, Farrakhan declared last year that when Obama talks, "the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
Disturbing news.........this latest painting will be labeled "THE TRUTH"??? obama is more about lies than any other current public figure around. This blows me away that anyone has or would make banners, posters, paintings or sculptures to in any way....insinuate obama is a Messiah or Messiah-like.....in any manner connected to "Messiah."
I really have to wonder about the mentality of anyone who falls for all this....and cannot see the real truth ....as obama is standing there smiling his big goofy grin the entire time thinking to himself how he is fooling you all. If he is anything great....it would be a great "deceiver."
I do not acknowledge him as president......I currently live in a country that has no president.
and yet I totally "get" the fact that all this has to happen...for the "TRUTH" to be revealed.......so bring it on.
yeah....unreal. Click title to read more.