You probably thought that the Parisian salons of La Belle Époque were filled with radical left-wing absinthe-drinking libertines. You lie! They were Tea Party patriots:
The paintings demonstrate a command of line and color that is rarely seen in the modern-day “art” world. Former President George W. Bush appears to be influenced by such painters as Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet. The portraits also clearly capture the personality of their subject.
In fairness, the internets say that Degas was a right-wing nut.
But still…using 19th century French painters to mock the contemporary “art” world and illustrate the genius of Dear Leader W. I wouldn’t have thought they had it in them.
They put images of impressionist paintings on tote bags, not pick-up trucks or semi-automatics. ‘Nuff said.
(h/t reader R)