American Gothic

Grant Wood

 

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One of the best known paintings by an American

 

Background:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gothic

 

https://archive.artic.edu/modern/american-gothic/

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/64853/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-american-gothic

 

This is a short list.  There are lots of sources.

 

Videos:

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/american-art-wwii/v/grant-wood-american-gothic-1930

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk2GvyNmYD0

 

Fun Stuff: (quite a bit here, this painting is often parodied)

 

http://www.americangothicparodies.com/  (a whole site devoted to parodies)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CgXHpT5bwk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CgXHpT5bwk  (how to create the painting)

 

Activities:

 

1) Create your own parody.  Pick a famous male / female pair.

 

2) Recreate the painting using a different setting.

 

 

 

 

 

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