American Gothic in the Netherlands

January 19, 2018 by Gregory Herpe

American Gothic in the Netherlands

January 1st, 2018, close to the city of Winterswijk, in the Netherlands, near the German border,

I was surprised to find this chalet, inspired by one of the most famous paintings

of the XXth century:

American Gothic, from Grant Wood. This painting (collection of the Institute of Art of Chicago)

presents a standing farmer next to his single daughter. The models were the dentist and the

sister of  Grant Wood.

The woman is dressed in a printed colonial apron imitating the American traditional style of

XIXth Century.

The fork suggests hard labour and the flowers above the right shoulder of the woman suggests

the domestic life.

I was pleasant surprised to find this very free adaptation in the dutch countryside, and to notice that his

anonymous author choose to make the girl wink, for unknown reasons…

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