Saturday, November 28, 2009

American Gothic 1930
Grant Wood
The reason that i choose this piece of art for my blog this week is because this is a very famous painting and i always wanted to know the meaning behind it. Then i did some research for it and i found out that there were many different opinions about it. Some would say it symbolized the hard working american couple back in this time period, some even said that it was too overrated of a painting. Personally i love it just because of the respect that the artist got just for painting it and also i love the way he gets so detailed on the painting getting down to the wrinkles on the guys hand and the lines on the wood part of the pitchfork. But overall i really liked this painting and i think that it has a lot of history and controversy behind it, but in the end that is what makes it special.

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