10 Of The Most Controversial Paintings Ever Created



One Nation Under Socialism

This painting by Jon McNaughton has been extremely controversial because it puts United States President Barack Obama in a bad light. This painting shows Obama burning the U.S. constitution while pointing at the flame.

Madame X

This picture of Madame X was made to depict the adulterous lady of the French society named Virginie Amelie Avegno Gautreau. It provoked controversy due to the subject’s suggestive pose that was described as vulgar, arrogant and self-centered. Such flaunting was just not done by ladies of social standing. At present, the painting is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.