Grant Wood:American Gothic

 Grant Wood American Gothic, 1930 Oil on Beaver Board, 78 x 65.3 cm (30 3/4 x 25 3/4 in.) Grant Wood adopted the precise realism of 15th-century northern European artists, but his native Iowa provided the artist with his subject matter. American Gothic depicts a farmer and his spinster daughter posing before their house, whose gabled window and tracery, in the American gothic style, inspired the painting’s title. In fact, the models were the painter’s sister and their dentist. Wood was accused of creating in this work a satire on the intolerance and rigidity that the insular nature of rural life can produce; he denied the accusation. American Gothic is an image that epitomizes the Puritan ethic and virtues that he believed dignified the Midwestern character.
American Gothic es un cuadro de Grant Wood de 1930. El cuadro ilustra a un granjero sujetando una horca y a una joven mujer, enfrente de una casa de estilo gótico rural. Wikipedia
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