Glenn Beck Clashes With Creator of Crucified Obama Painting Over First Amendment Hypocrisy: This Is So Dishonest During his show on TheBlazeTV Wednesday, Glenn Beck resumed his discussion on the First Amendment, particularly how it relates to artistic expression. After much controversy surrounding Becks creation of an Obama bobble head doll submerged in a mason jar of yellow liquid (which was actually water with food coloring), he sat down with the artist, Michael DAntuono, who inspired it all with his controversial painting titled Truth. The painting, which features a crucified President Barack Obama wearing a crown of thorns, led Beck to test the limits of freedom of speech. DAntuono argued that he did not intend to portray Obama as Christ despite the veil/curtains, crown of thorns and the implied crucifixion. Beck accused him of not being totally honest about his intentions. I do not think he is Christ. I was not trying to convey that, DAntuono told Beck, explaining the inspiration behind his painting. Actually, this painting does not convey my own personal opinions. It is more a mirror reflecting the personal opinions and prejudices, preconceived ideas of the viewer. Its kind of a sociological experiment.