Newly-found Political Art

Recently, someone added my painting Serfdom to their Etsy treasury titled “Political art”. Exciting for obvious reasons…

As I was perusing the rest of the work, I came upon some that I thought were worth sharing. So, here they are, plus a couple of other pieces I found on Etsy that I liked:

Censored Commodity by Smyth Wolfe

Censored Commodity by Smyth Wolfe

“When your gender harnesses you as THE COMMODITY of commodities…”

Whether or not I agree with the message of the painting, I really dig the imagery and ethereal feel of the artist’s technique.

Corporate Media by Pete Gorski

Corporate Media by Pete Gorski

This is an original painting by Pete Gorski.

Such a bold piece, and I love it! I think most people can agree that the main stream media is not to be trusted, and most of them just like to talk out of their butts.

In War We Trust by Unkown artist. Etsy shop titled Vonecker.

In War We Trust by Unkown artist. Etsy shop titled Vonecker.

An obvious anti-war piece; a U.S. dollar riddled with blood and an evil looking George Washington. If were allowed to interpret on my own, I would choose to enjoy the piece for its mockery of the U.S. dollar and the demonization of fiat money.

Rape of America by BJ Tuininga

Rape of America by BJ Tuininga

“Started as the recession hit and the jobs disappeared, and as the homeless and unemployed numbers grew and we were thrust into economic and political uncertainty. Throughout the devastation, there was hope. A light in the distance.”

Impressionist-style piece that evokes a lot of emotion about the recent financial crisis. I agree with the artist that it was a “rape” of America.

Freedom of Speech by Unknown artist. Etsy name ColorWorkshop

Freedom of Speech by Unknown artist. Etsy name ColorWorkshop

I love the representation here, the idea being transmitted. We must never allow the degradation of our freedom of speech.

 

Russian Political Prisoner by Nadia Khuzina

Russian Political Prisoner by Nadia Khuzina

“This piece features a Russian political prisoner with a sort of bdsm [?] feeling. I made this just before I left Russia to live in the United States for an exhibition of Mikhail Shemyakin entitled “Crying in Art”. This was one of 50 or so works in the exhibition which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010. Shemyakin is one of President Putin’s favorite artists, so it is an interesting trololo [?].”

I’m drawn by the color scheme- simple, yet powerful.

Political Mastodon by Unknown Artist. Etsy name is MRUK.

Political Mastodon by Brendan Mruk

This is definitely one of my favorites. For one, I love skulls, and secondly, that mastodon is bad ass.

More art to come!

*If you know of any politically-themed art (doesn’t have to be in line with my views) please send it my way. 

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