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Friday, April 30, 2010

Favorite Friday Foto -Chicano Gothic

Love it. Sarah Robles Oton & her husband Paul Fausto Velasco posing ala the American Gothic couple in the painting by Grant Wood. I see a similarity, don't you? Except that Sarah and Paul look alot happier. Wood painted this piece in 1930; think Sarah and Paul have been married for about 70 years. That's pretty close to 1930. Sarah's son Robert aka Danny took this photo and it's in his album in Tucson. Woods artwork hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago. By the way, the couple who posed for Woods was his sister and his dentist.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Now that I know the back story about Grant Woods' dentist, I wonder why he wasn't smiling and showing his pearly whites in the original painting?