Monday, January 7, 2008
American Gothic Revisited.
Grant Wood's painting from the 1930s has often been used as a vehicle to parody contemporary politics. Today, I came across two political cartoons using American Gothic to poke fun at the results of the recent Iowa caucus.One cartoon has the couple as Obama and Huckabee supporters; in another, they are depicted as Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney.
I did a little search for images with Google and snatched a few; one with the Bushes and two with the Clintons.
I was tempted the include the parody photo of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie posing as the couple for the T.V. show The Simple Life , but decided against it.
Further information about the use of the famous painting in parodies can be found at this link.