Sunday, December 09, 2007

My American Gothic

A delightful ceramic plate found at a craft fair. Recognize it?

"American Gothic," Grant Wood, 1930 Owned by the Chicago Art Institute

19 comments:

  1. I totally love it! Ever since I saw the original in Chicago, I get a real kick out of seeing funny imitations. There is a brand of pies at our grocery store here (in Utah) that has two cows playing the farmer and his wife. They are called "Cow Pies" and their slogan is "Forget your fork, bring a shovel."

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  2. My wife Patty, and I, posed for our version of American Gothic a numver of years ago. We were a lot younger and my wife was on predizone (spelling?) that made her face swell round, and I am showing my surgery scar for my aneurysm. I did post it once but think it was on a different blog. My kids almost disowned us.

    I like your plate as American Gothic. It says it all. Nice photo too.

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  3. I hope that you bought the plate, it's bound to someday be as valuable as the painting :)

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  4. That is funny, Kate. I'm chuckling now and will do so throughout the day as I think of Dog Gothic.

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  5. Where are Mr and Mrs Solis ?

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  6. IDog Gothic, I like it, better than dogs playing poker, which is a classic unto itself!

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  7. Oh what a find Kate. Did you buy it? I know I couldnt' have resisted. I think you did as you called it My American Gothic! brilliant! Made my day.

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  8. I love this!!! (yes, one of the art institute's many treasures...)

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  9. Very funny. I like Wood's and Hopper's paintings. But I also like the "adaptation" that has been made of Wood's painting.

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  10. Your craft fair has some terrific items. I think my wallet would have been empty by the end of the day. Love this plate and its humor.

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  11. LOL! The dogs are as stern looking as the original couple!

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  12. I like it and I find it very original !

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  13. Funny, like everyone else, I hope you bought it.

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  14. This is such a famous photo - it is so familiar to me even living on the other side of the world!!!

    Love the plate - so clever!!!

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  15. j'aime beaucoup ;o)))

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  16. What a clever craft interpretation of a classic! I also like crafts like these.

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  17. Yes, I did recognize it. Before scrolling down. :-)

    Mari-Nanci

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  18. Hehe, funny and cute. :)

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  19. My husband would tell you he's glad I wasn't at that fair or that plate would be mine!!

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