Art by Jon McNaughton, my oh my ...
... subtle as a brick in the face.
I don't know about you, but McNaughton's work to me looks an awful lot like this, except no one smiles in his work (and the Chinese picture is better painted).
I remember back in my commercial mural painting days working for this one big firm, I had a lot of colleagues from the old Soviet Union, one a Lenin Prize winning star of the old Official School. We got a commission to paint a series of propaganda paintings for a restaurant in Washington DC. It was supposed to be all jingoistic patriotic drivel, and the work got delegated to that whole crew of former Soviet painters. One of them said, "Lenin, Washington, it's all the same to us."
Tip of the fedora to Lapinbizarre for telling me about this guy and his work.