The Royal Wedding has at least inspired Britain’s greatest living artist

Coldwar Steve's Twitter profile page
Wilson Belshaw

Most art movements are defined by their greatest artists. Cubism is forever linked to Picasso, for example, and surrealism is synonymous with Dalí.

The great art movement of the 21st century is photoshopping images of random celebrities into unusual situations. And the movement’s greatest artiste is Coldwar Steve.

McFadden’s Cold War

Steve operates under the Twitter account ‘McFadden’s Cold War’. Whereas storytellers of yore harkened back to characters from Greek myth, Steve uses more modern archetypes:

His pictures combine the three things that all high art should contain:

  • Striking imagery.
  • Powerful visual metaphors.
  • Eastenders’ Phil Mitchell.

The royal wedding has allowed Steve to produce some of his finest work yet. Like these, which capture the core attributes of British culture –  grace and strength:

These next images capture the plucky British spirit:

https://twitter.com/Coldwar_Steve/status/995798967052046336

In this next one, notice how the eye is drawn to Toadfish from Neighbours:

Other pieces capture the joy of Britain’s most celebrated traditions – buffets and piss-ups:

https://twitter.com/Coldwar_Steve/status/997233459964858369

In this piece, Prince Philip is surprised to find a man sleeping in the buffet. It’s clearly a very powerful metaphor. And although it’s unclear what it’s a metaphor of, that does nothing to diminish from its power:

Other pieces show the camaraderie of modern Brits and our allies:

And of course the big day itself:

While others have a more serious message. Like this piece:

Which clearly warns of the dangers of Mick Hucknall.

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You’ll be glad to know that Steve’s work is likely to continue beyond the royal wedding. As such, you can expect more fine art like this:

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