Irritating for us because we are there mid June.
It was a humble cottage in the Carpenter Gothic style, typical for that era with one exception: I was hoping to see it too in early April. There is something moving about it, there is something powerful about it.American Gothic - official featurette (2016) CBS
They drove past a small farmhouse on the edge of town. Grant Wood is the patron saint of Cedar Rapids , his home and studio a museum, his one-room schoolhouse depicted on the Iowa state quarter.
Although American Gothic has been widely interpreted as showing a farmer and his wife, and the painter Grant Wood may be inviting viewers to understand it that way, he said in a 1941 letter: They are nonvenomous, excellent mouse catchers, and they are illegal to kill in Iowa.
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Loading comments… Trouble loading? Spring Exhibitions 9: What is the admission to the Art Institute and what are... Wood sought pictorially to fashion a world of harmony and prosperity that would answer America's need for reassurance at a time of economic and social upheaval occasioned by the Depression.
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Nails were the least of my worries. And the secular trinity of the home and its owners is echoed in other verticals all through the painting: For Time magazine, now accessorised with inline skates, mobile phones and tattoos, they are the tediously conventional look of cool. I laughed when I saw it.
Tickets to the museum, which is located at 99 Gansevoort St. Certainly Wood was not portraying real citizens of Eldon in their local surroundings: The man and woman, in their solid and well-crafted world, with all their strengths and weaknesses, represent survivors.