Grant Woods created this artwork in the 1930s and it's one of the most well-known paintings in American culture. Every time I view this artwork, I think different things. Is this painting's focus on the woman? Is it about this husband? Why is it called "American Gothic"? What about the time period? What's the author's purpose in this painting?
Take some time to analyze the painting, and tell us what you think? What is the author trying to convey? How would you describe the tone and mood? What things, specifically, make you describe the tone and mood that way? What do YOU think this painting is all about?
Write a paragraph or two explaining what you think, using textual evidence to back up what you have to say.
You most likely think about the word "gothic" differently than the artist. Here is a link to the actual house that was used as the artist's inspiration. Here is a link that talks about Gothic architecture that you may want to check out! Here's another one for you!