HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Nude George W. Bush Self-...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:39 PM

Nude George W. Bush Self-Portrait

66 replies, 6647 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 66 replies Author Time Post
Reply Nude George W. Bush Self-Portrait (Original post)
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 OP
Octafish Feb 2013 #1
aquart Feb 2013 #2
pa28 Feb 2013 #9
patrice Feb 2013 #12
aquart Feb 2013 #17
patrice Feb 2013 #20
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #14
appleannie1 Feb 2013 #16
aquart Feb 2013 #57
angel823 Feb 2013 #27
Cha Feb 2013 #48
Skittles Feb 2013 #3
patrice Feb 2013 #4
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #5
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #6
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #8
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #10
JI7 Feb 2013 #7
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #11
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #13
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #15
LiberalElite Feb 2013 #18
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #19
LiberalElite Feb 2013 #26
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #21
TheOther95Percent Feb 2013 #22
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #23
Neoma Feb 2013 #47
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #24
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #25
tomm2thumbs Feb 2013 #28
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #29
tomm2thumbs Feb 2013 #49
Generic Brad Feb 2013 #30
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #37
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2013 #31
lastlib Feb 2013 #32
WillyT Feb 2013 #33
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #34
WillyT Feb 2013 #36
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #35
bklyncowgirl Feb 2013 #38
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #40
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #66
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #39
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #43
UTUSN Feb 2013 #41
William769 Feb 2013 #42
cliffordu Feb 2013 #44
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #46
cliffordu Feb 2013 #51
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #52
cliffordu Feb 2013 #53
MarianJack Feb 2013 #45
Politicub Feb 2013 #50
ellenfl Feb 2013 #54
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #55
47of74 Feb 2013 #56
LooseWilly Feb 2013 #58
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #59
Beringia Feb 2013 #60
Oilwellian Feb 2013 #61
Catherina Feb 2013 #62
Generic Other Feb 2013 #63
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #64
Martin Eden Feb 2013 #65

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:50 PM

2. No, more Hopper, I think.

Psychologically fascinating. In the shower but not in the water. In the mirror but not looking at the mirror.

Very American in context.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:57 PM

9. I agree with you. I think both portraits are interesting and pretty well done.

Both of the paintings depict W cleansing himself in a self portrait. One in a bath and one in a shower.

What is he washing off?

Why don't they address the viewer like a traditional self portrait?

It's very interesting indeed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:00 PM

12. Yep, that's a very fractured thing there, naked & anonymous, in the corner & floating in a bubble of

reflection, a human body & a missing arm . . .

Certainly amateurism has some to do with it, but the design choices are interesting nonetheless.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to patrice (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:17 PM

17. I don't find the work amateur.

I don't even find his technique primitive. It's very much in the mainstream of American art with the psychological riff of an Ionesco play. Normal, mundane, disturbing.

The church painting was blah. The self-portraits are stunning.

I would love to see his sketchbook.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:25 PM

20. Just shows what I know about the skill of painting itself, but I do agree about Ionesco.

I was thinking in that range about Edward Albee or something verging on Derida.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:02 PM

14. I just thought he'd think it was easier to clean up the brushes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:13 PM

16. Makes one wonder if he has deep feelings of guilt and feelings of dirt in his soul that he can't

wash off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appleannie1 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:53 PM

57. But we don't see any dirt. It's all pale and clean.

Except maybe for the claw-like shower head.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:52 PM

27. Hopper,yes!

I knew this style looked familiar - trying to place it, I came up short.

Angel in Texas

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:32 PM

48. And, shampoo on the hair.. just standing there,

soaking it all in.. but not really.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:51 PM

3. eyes are not beady enough

on Dubya, I mean

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:51 PM

4. Right again!, Grumpy Cat, that's disturbing!!! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:51 PM

5. I have never seen Grumpy Cat so agitated

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:53 PM

6. Poor Grumpy Cat has finally seen too much.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:55 PM

8. He almost has expression on his furry face

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:58 PM

10. It's the same expression I had when I first saw this work of 'art'!

+ o.O

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:54 PM

7. face in the mirror looks like a Chimp

of course W looks like a Chimp so .......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:58 PM

11. Official White House response to Bush self-portrait:






Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:00 PM

13. Hahaha!

Now the poor Obamas have to think of nude GWB while living in the White House.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:11 PM

15. That's just an "artist's conception"

The REAL naked Dubya is here:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to LiberalElite (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:22 PM

19. The one with knees really bothers me for some reason.

What a strange brain he has.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:52 PM

26. it makes me try to visualize what's not shown (eww)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:31 PM

22. You deserve a heart for giving me a hearty laugh.

I don't miss him. Ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:36 PM

23. I don't miss him either.

Of all the Presidents we've ever had, he really seemed to genuinely hate the American people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:32 PM

47. I don't miss him so much.

That I like pretending he doesn't exist.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:40 PM

24. Even Angry Cat is stunned!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:42 PM

25. Poor little guy, his whole day in ruins!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:27 PM

28. the folks that hacked his account for the image probably figured out Bush's password


guessing it is 'BARNEY' or 'WHITEHOUSE' or 'W'

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:28 PM

29. My guess... it was as simple as 43.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:33 PM

49. or just the 'enter' key

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:46 PM

30. I can't unsee that

That said, what struck me was that the emperor was wearing no clothes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Generic Brad (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:12 PM

37. And he seems proud of it!

Er, as it were...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:48 PM

31. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do implant this shit?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:01 PM

32. hey, I was right--the only dick he had was Cheney!

if he had balls, they were probably Condi's.........

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:01 PM

33. I Hope He Does Not Turn Around...






Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WillyT (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:04 PM

34. The horror, the horror...

I would cry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:07 PM

36. LOL !!!




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:05 PM

35. No privacy for us, no privacy for them. Tit-for-tat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:14 PM

38. It ain't bad. Disturbing perhaps but not bad. Did he really do this himself?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bklyncowgirl (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:20 PM

40. He actually did. :)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/08/what-critics-are-saying-about-george-w-bush-s-hacked-paintings.html

It's kind of an odd position for a self portrait. I think if someone brought it to an art school critique, the reaction would be horrified fascination. If he keeps up drawing for a few years though, he's got some promise.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #40)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:25 PM

66. There was that other guy who fancied himself a painter.

Hmmmm ....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:20 PM

39. Well, I can't say that your title wasn't sufficient warning, but I clicked on it anyway. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NoGOPZone (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:23 PM

43. If I suffer, we all have to suffer. :)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:20 PM

41. R#21 for, GROSS!1 nT

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:21 PM

42. LOL!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:26 PM

44. Some things cannot be unseen.

Did did read that he sent this to his fucking SISTER??

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cliffordu (Reply #44)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:29 PM

46. Yep.

We were trying to make sense of that over on FB, but really...when did he ever make sense!

His poor sister though. If my brother sent me something like this, I'd move out of the country and change my name!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:47 PM

51. This story could be the sickest thing since.......

Well, fuck, I dunno.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cliffordu (Reply #51)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:49 PM

52. Better to not dwell on the myriad possibilities!

At least he's not in charge of the nuclear codes anymore.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #52)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:52 PM

53. I just peed a little.

OMFG.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:29 PM

45. As Usual,...

...the kitty said it best.

PEACE!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:34 PM

50. Well okayyyyyyy

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:56 PM

54. how come dem ex-presidents continue their public service and repub ex-presidents

retire to count their money? apparently repubs only become president for the prestige, not the service to their country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ellenfl (Reply #54)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:00 PM

55. I think you nailed it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:02 PM

56. My eyes just exploded.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:11 PM

58. I can only hope the psycho guy is just outside the frame....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LooseWilly (Reply #58)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:36 PM

59. Or Janet Leigh, back for revenge!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:53 PM

60. Interesting

I commend anyone who does art/self expression. My thoughts are he must like the look of his back, and it is kind of a student type of painting, with the self-portrait, and general composition.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:22 AM

61. He'll never be clean of the blood he's spilled

I found the alcoholic nose and droopy swollen eyes in the mirror to be quite interesting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Oilwellian (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:05 AM

62. +1 n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:44 AM

63. His work reminds me of this artist

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Generic Other (Reply #63)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:25 AM

64. :D

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:52 AM

65. I only want to see GW's self portrait if it includes prison bars

The shower room would then hold a different meaning for him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread