If you’re like me, then when you think of Grant Wood, what pops to mind is “American Gothic” (1930), an indelible piece of Americana. But he has far more than a single picture to his name.
The “Dinner for Threshers,” which I like the best, depicts a farmhouse meal at harvest time.
In the kitchen, there’s a wood stove; a cat near the rag rug; a woman holding a bowl of mashed potatoes; a red pump at the sink; a white coffee pot on the stove; a cabinet full of white china; a poker; a stack of firewood. 14 men are eating at the dining table. On the wall behind them is a framed painting. Yes, a painting inside a painting.