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Nude Political Portraits
This Margaret Sutherland Painting of Stephen Harper is Satirical


By: Sarah Nazim (Star) May 20, 12
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This Margaret Sutherland painting is gaining plenty of attention, due to the fact that she is using Canada’s Prime Minister as the focal point behind her oil-painting titled ‘Emperor Haute Couture.’

This piece is currently being displayed at the Kingston Public Library as part of the Arts Council show. Sutherland claims that the painting is a satirical piece inspired by Édouard Manet’s oil painting from 1863 that features a nude woman lying on a bed.

This rather comical portrait displays the Prime Minister laying on a couch with a dog alongside him, although he actually owns a cat named Stanley. What really stands out in this picture is the blatant Tim Horton’s cup, so Canadian eh?

The topic of nudity and where it is acceptable to be displayed is always a controversial one. This painting definitely stirred up a lot of talk over it being hung at a library that is accessible to younger children.



Source: huffingtonpost
Readmore: maggiethered



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