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Just the models from American Gothic

Standing next to the painting. NB…

Grant Wood saw a house in Iowa that he decided to paint along with “the kind of people [he] fancied should live in that house.” He chose his sister and his dentist.

[from twentytwo words]

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  1. THIS IS TOO GOOD!

    October 11, 2011
  2. vic #

    The best thing i’ve seen in SO long.

    October 11, 2011
  3. WTFWTFWTF we JUST did a (lame, family) photoshoot of this exact painting, this past weekend. aaah! my mind is blown. blown!

    (also, that photo needs a pitchfork, heh. the dentist sure looks grumpy enough…)

    October 12, 2011
  4. vic #

    I REALLY want to see that portrait!! isn’t this picture amazing? x

    October 13, 2011
  5. haha, ok i’ll post it once i’ve uploaded it…! and yes, it really is an amazing shot…i can’t believe the likeness of the models to the painting. CREEPY. i bet everyone who ever went to that dentist afterwards was intimidated, too, heh. at least his sister looks happier in person!

    October 13, 2011
  6. amazing. ps. also “nb” hilarious. 😉

    October 14, 2011
  7. that’s incredible. fascinating! who knew?

    October 15, 2011
  8. phwoar!!! that’s crazy!

    October 17, 2011
  9. Gives me the chills!

    October 18, 2011
  10. john C #

    My father knew both models. He said the dentist was as dour as he looks, but my dad liked the artist’s daughter. Said she was really a nice person and much better looking than in the painting.

    October 21, 2011
  11. Grant Wood told his dentist not to worry, he would change it enough that no one would recognize him in the painting. Clearly, that didn’t happen.

    October 21, 2011
  12. vic #

    I love all this extra trivia. Thank you!

    October 23, 2011

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