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Monday, September 5, 2011

Parodies of the 'American Gothic' Painting

It is amazing at times, how you can be online searching for something and end up on pages that totally don't relate to what in the hell you were originally searching for. However, even if you didn't find what you were searching for, it is good when you find something amusing or useful.
Well, a few moments ago I was typing into the search bar with an SEO related query "Can you have too many blogspot blogs?" and all I know, I ended up on some blog page that provided a shitload of parodies for the famous painting "American Gothic." Why the search results page lead me to it, doesn't matter I suppose, and I thought I'd post a few of the humorous images and link to it from my own blog, instead of pondering over why search results can be so fucked-up at times; ha-ha!

First, a little info... The first paragraph from Wikipedia states:

"American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood, in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. It is one of the most familiar images in 20th century American art, and one of the most parodied artworks within American popular culture. Wood's inspiration came from a cottage designed in the Gothic Revival style with a distinctive upper window and a decision to paint the house along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house." The painting shows a farmer standing beside his spinster daughter. The figures were modeled by the artist's dentist and sister. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron mimicking 19th century Americana and the couple are in the traditional roles of men and women, the man's pitchfork symbolizing hard labor, and the flowers over the woman's right shoulder suggesting domesticity."

If you'd like to read more about this subject, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_gothic

A picture of the original 'American Gothic' painting:


Below, I'm about to drop down a few images that act as parodies to this famous painting. Then, I'll provide a link to another blog that has several more of these humorous images...

The Simpsons
Kermit and Miss Piggy
Freaks
Contemporary
Bill and Hillary Clinton
The Beverly Hillbillies
Beavis and Butthead
To check out more parodies of the 'American Gothic' painting, go here:
http://canthavetoomanycards.blogspot.com/2011/02/little-painting-that-launched-thousand.html

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