A Greenwich Village art gallery is exhibiting works of the ‘Heroic Trump’ movement. The exhibit is expected to attract record visitors as we approach the election in November.
Curator Tom Collard explains the decision, “Western art has, in the last century, lost the tradition of producing heroic art. For at least a hundred years modern art has concerned itself mainly with subversion, we believe that the new Heroic Trump movement, itself, subverts that subversive tradition.”
“The public really love it!” enthused gallery assistant Jenny Collingson,”one group just stood and stared at ‘Rise of The Trump’ for a whole afternoon!”
Much of the work on display is reminiscent of 19th century portraits of great generals and leaders. Other work builds upon a mythological theme, presenting Presidential candidate Trump as leading an army of warrior angels, flaming sword of justice in hand, or helping lady liberty in her time of crisis.
Art critic Rupert Halliday believes the show will be a hit with art lovers and the general public alike, “people eventually tire of art that appears to them to have no purpose,” he says, citing examples such as postmodernists Martin Creed and Bridget Riley.
“Heroic art, in contrast to the abstract and the conceptual, offers meaning rather than demands meaning,” he explains, “for many, the pressure of modern art for interpretation creates the impression that the artist is lazy in expecting too much work from the viewer.”
“Heroic art, such as this,” he says, indicating the work ‘Don’t Stump The Trump’, “requires no such effort. It asks only for appreciation of its beauty and acknowledgment of the skill of its creation.”