Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Artwork of the month: Grant Wood.

This is one of the paintings on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that I simply enjoy.  It is humorous and although lewd, the painting retains its importance historically.  Do you see what I see?

Grant Wood
American, 1892-1942
"The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover, West Branch Iowa"
1931, oil on masonite

"I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa."
-Grant Wood

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