Talented artist Jon McNaughton has captured on canvas his interpretation of how America’s Founding Fathers would feel about our nation’s diminished Constitution and Barack Obama’s assault against our Republic’s founding document. With careful brushstrokes, McNaughton depicts the 44 presidents of the United States and The Forgotten Man. Here is video (which has gone viral) of McNaughton’s portrait story:
The Forgotten Man – Artist Jon McNaughton
Video editor of The Forgotten man, Seth Adam Smith, characterizes this profound painting:
Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.
Take a few moments to appreciate/analyze McNaughton’s thought-provoking masterpiece by clicking here. (Artwork is interactive; scroll and click over the figures to learn more.)