Obama Communist Pictures

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  1. Enoch

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    Whenever I see posters, shirts, etc. with Obama and the RED emphasis in the coloring I am always reminded of the Communist posters, etc. Here are a few from his website. Also notice the Progress painting... remind you of anything?


    http://store.barackobama.com/Artists_for_Obama_s/1018.htm
     
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    I do not see a connection between those pics and communism.
     
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    i do think they do have an erie similarity to those you might have seen in Lenin or Stalin's Soviet Union.
     
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    You are correct- once again there is shooting in the dark to try and hit something while there are huge worthy targets staring us in the face.
     
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    The link in the op was to obamas website of pictures they are apparently selling, your link on the othe rhand was about mockery and hate.
    Big difference in posters I think.
     
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    Why dont people talk about Obama's liberal politics and wanting to turn America into a socialist state instead of nonsense like this.
     
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    Not when the poster of the op makes it about hate.
    There is a lot of hate goin on here on the BB, it's unbelievable.
     
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    Yes, I agree. I wonder why they chose such a similarity? And they are sold out. I really want to know what the red emphasis represents...? Any art majors care to give their opinion?

    So because they remind me of the old Communist prints, etc. you accuse me of hate? :tonofbricks:
     
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    Was this something you were looking for or did you happen to stumble on these pictures. Only you would know your own motives . At any rate I see way too many threads started and continued that do nothing but stir up hate an discontent and do not address any real political issues.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Actually I have seen them around…as I said they reminded me of the old Communist prints, etc. So out of pure curiosity I really wanted to know why the RED emphasis? I thought at first maybe it was some far left spin on his picture but apparently not the case. So instead of going to "hate sites" as you would say I went straight to the source and sure enough they were on his site. Curious minds want to know…why?
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    So is this an issue with you , the way Obama has been drawn?
     
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    It is the Communist imagery and apotheotic (god creating) style.
     
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    Is this a criterea in art or is it just something that is percieved because one wants to beleive it?
     
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    Yes. Now that I know it is approved by Obama (since it's sold on his site) I just want to know WHY he would want the RED emphasis when it clearly resembles…ummmm the old Communist prints, etc. Not a good choice...unless...perhaps there is some other artsy meaning behind it... ?



    I guess I had the same reaction when I saw the video of the Obama kids singing (once again reminded me of another era)...after watching it I found out Obama had the video on his site until recently. I would really like to be a fly on the wall when his people are making these decisions…lol, what earth is going on in their minds that they think these are great choices. Earth to Obama’s people, refrain from using Communist, Marxist or any Socialist imagery in demonstrating your love for your leader. :thumbsup:
     
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    It's because Obama looks better with red than white or blue. Simple. And I bet he's got people on his campaign team that want to go with red because it's subtly more eye-catching and memorable.
     
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    This is an old and well-respected study and argument about a style, and an entire genre of art called (if I remember accurately) Socialist Heroic Realism (kind of like Holy Roman Empire, which was not Holy, not Roman, and Not an empire). This art is intended to propagandize, and it sacrifices art for a message linking the subject to a superhuman, deified being. By the way, Hitler used it, as did Saddam Hussein, as does Castro, as does Chavez. If O-BA-MA wins, he will be the first democratically elected leader to do so.

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    *cough*

    Hitler was democratically elected.
     
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    Two of the bottom paintings would be great art if it weren't for the central subject matter.
    There is another theory in general about the significance of colors.

    Red is usually the color of passion, celebration and romance

    • Purple is associated with royalty, mystery and mysticism

    • Blue denotes security, tranquility and reliability

    • Green is the color of fertility, growth and envy

    • Yellow is generally related to illumination, brightness and illness

    • Black is the color of power, evil, sophistication

    • White means purity, truth, coldness and sterility

    Now the art work on Obama in the Op for the most part is about perception. To be more attune to the purpose of using red shades one would have understand more about the artist than ones own perception of the painting.
     

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