This painting was done by an artist named George Rodrigue. He does lots of pieces about his dog. These are called the "Blue Dog" series and are in response to the death of his own dog, Tiffany. He painted her in various locations, but always blue. We took our own pets, and some of our favorite animals and changed the colors and placed them in various places. Enjoy our works!
Grant Wood, American Gothic
The fifth graders looked at the painting, American Gothic, by Grant Wood. He was an American painter. This painting is one of the top three famous artworks to be parodied, or spoofed. Grant Wood's original was interpreted to be a symbol of steadfast American spirit. Many others use it to comment on America today. Here are some examples of how others use the work. It could be to comment on America today, to advertise or to simply be funny. Enjoy these spoofs as well as the fifth grade creations! What would you use it for?