American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood's was inspirated to paint the American Gothic House along with “the kind of people I fancied should live in that house.” He painted it in 1930, depicting a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his daughter or his wife. The figures were modeled by Wood's sister Nan Wood Graham and their dentist Dr. Byron McKeeby. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron evoking 19th-century Americana, and the man is holding a pitchfork. The plants on the porch of the house are mother-in-law's tongue and beefsteak begonia, which are the same as the plants in Wood's 1929 portrait of his mother Woman with Plants. It is one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art and has been widely parodied in American popular culture. The painting was displayed in Paris at the Musée de l'Orangerie in its first showing outside the United States on October 15, 2016 – January 30, 2017, and in London at the Royal Academy of Arts February 25 – June 4, 2017.
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Garwood, Darrell (1944). Artist in Iowa: A Life of Grant Wood. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. OCLC 518305. Hoving, Thomas (2005). American Gothic: The Biography of Grant Wood's American Masterpiece. New York: Chamberlain Bros. ISBN 1-59609-148-7. Girod, André (2014). American Gothic: une mosaïque de personnalités américaines (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan. ISBN 978-2-343-04037-0.
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