In honour of the Family Day holiday here in Canada, here’s one of the most famous images of a family:
This postcard is from the Art Institute of Chicago of the painting “American Gothic”. It represents a father and daughter in rural Iowa.
Over the years the painting has had various interpretations – from a satirical comic to a representation of stoic, rural values. Here’s the backside for another interpretation:
“I think she wants to give him the pitchfork in the side of the head! “Book of Mormon” tonight for me. Cheers from Chicago!
“Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942), American Gothic, 1930. Oil on beaverboard…The Art Institute of Chicago“