Saturday, November 6, 2010

Grant Wood

I love Iowa. So, I love Grant Wood. Grant Wood, along with Thomas Hart Benton and John Stewart Curry, showed the world the beauty of the Midwest. So often when people think of natural beauty its all about enormous snow capped mountains or the span of the Pacific Ocean, but the Midwest has its own enchanting beauty. Grant perfectly captures the overlooked beauty of Iowa's rolling hills with rows of corn, sunsets among groves of trees, and the brilliance of the changing seasons. 
From top to bottom: Fall Plowing, Young Corn, Near Sundown, January

1 comment:

  1. I've never been to Iowa, but I love Grant Wood too. I love American Gothic - I keep returning to that picture and read different things into it every time.