Movie Analysis : ' Oh Right.well ' Essay examples

937 Words Oct 30th, 2016 4 Pages
“Oh right….Well, did you know that Grant Wood came across this house in August of 1930 on a car ride which he was very mesmerized by the Gothic style of the house. He then started painting the house on a piece of cardboard. In his very first sketch, he drew male and female figures, with the man actually holding a rake. By doing this, it almost portrays a certain status that was held in society at that time. “
Anna
“Wow. Impressive.”

Jesse
“ Yeah…the people painted are not even farmers. The man painted was actually the family’s dentist, while the woman was actually his sister. Wood stretched his sister 's face in the painting for it to appear more long and narrow. He said that he did not like to paint pretty woman. He also painted the woman, man, and house all in separate sessions, not together. Wood painted this in about three months.

Anna
Oh interesting. I didn’t know that.”

Jesse
“The composition of the painting is very precise. Wood’s brushstrokes and very clean and straight. If you look closely, there is actually a lot of repetition throughout this painting. For example, if you look at the shape of the window, it almost mimics the shape of the hayfork as well. Another matching element that many miss when initially looking at the painting is the sister’s apron and the curtains are actually the same pattern Lastly, the pitchfork is shown again on the shirt of the man. I also love the contrasting colors of the painting as well. The light colors of the blue sky…

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