Fundymerica: The future of the Empire

Holy fundamentalist take-over Batman!

Fundymerica

This is just too wacky. From the imagination of some paranoid artist on LSD comes this vision of America that is run by christian fundamentalists who parade caskets through the burning streets of Washington. Seriously, this painting is way larger than the thumbnail I provided and there are obviously multiple levels of symbolism wrapped into it. “American Fundamentalists (Christ’s Entry Into Washington 2008)” is a painting by Joel Pelletier featuring a cast of 121 contemporary characters and a theme of fundamentalism on the march.

Interestingly, the painting is a spoof (albeit a much higher quality) of James Ensor’s painting: “Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889” (via MeFi)

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