“One Nation Under God“ is more than just a pretty picture. It is a piece of art to be studied and to invoke thoughts and action by those who want to stand firm on the foundation of the United States, the U.S. Constitution.
Jon McNaughton‘s description of the painting is too perfect to not quote …
Christ is holding up the U.S. Constitution while behind him are the founding fathers and other patriotic heroes from the past two centuries speaking to us from the dust. They are asking us to remember the foundation of our country’s greatness and the liberties defined under the constitution. The fact that Christ holds the Constitution is very significant. I believe it was a God inspired document. I believe God holds this country in the hollow of his hand. The Constitution gave Americans the kind of liberty unknown elsewhere in the world. I believe our country has been gradually weakened over the years, and we are reaching a tipping point. In the front of the painting, on the left side, are your strong Americans. On the other side are those who I believe have weakened the country. The painting is very symbolic, and I wanted it to be that way to cause people to study it and ponder its message. I hope people will understand my feelings as they learn more about the meaning of the painting.
To say that “One Nation Under God” is a beautiful art piece is leaving so much unsaid. At the same time, this art piece is near impossible to describe because there are over sixty people in this painting. Forty of the individuals in this painting have historical significance to the history of the United States.
Who do you see?
George Washington was the first person I recognized in the background. You will also find Abraham Lincoln (my favorite President since I share a birthday with him!), John Quincy Adams, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, James and Dolly Madison, Clara Barton, and Harriet Tubman among so many others! Besides the historic figures in the painting, Jon included individuals that represent a cross section of the United States society to include a woman representing the mother figure, a college student, a family doctor, and a farmer.
Of course at the center of the painting is Christ. Jon went to great detail in painting Christ such as the scar on his hand. He said “[p]ainting the face of Christ is one of the most difficult things for an artist to do.” The symbolism in how Christ was painted is amazing and includes symbols of Alpha and Omega on His robe, an olive branch design on His robe to symbolize peace, and His sash is red to symbolize the blood split by millions of Americans in the name of God and country.
Maybe you have seen Jon talk about the fiscal irresponsibility from Wall Street that has led to the Unites States’ low economic state. The “One Nation Under God” Print commercial is running nationally, have you seen it?
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NOTE: A product and compensation were provide to support this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
What a beautiful print, and so meaningful!
I love this painting. I swear I see Jerry Springer at the middle right of the painting. I’m sure it’s not him but it caught my eye right away. LOL.
Tricia Nightowlmama says
I love it. Certainly wish they would put it up in schools but oh .. that might offend someone… that’s total bs. oh don’t get me started
But the famous from old and new is certainly an interesting concept.
Wow — so much detail! Love the concept behind this painting.