Tuesday, August 3, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Grant Wood's American Gothic

My Grant Wood Coffee Cup

The winner of my recent non-scientific poll for favorite Great American Painting is Grant Wood's iconic painting American Gothic. The painting "epitomizes the Puritan ethic and virtues that he believed dignified the Midwestern character" so says The Art Institute of Chicago where the 1930 painting resides. One sign of the affection people hold for this image is the popularity of parodies based on the image. Here, Kermit and Miss Piggy take up the famous pitchfork (note who is holding the pitchfork in this one).

Kermit and Miss Piggy Parody Grant Wood's American Gothic

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