Farmlands, or agricultural landscapes, captures the interest of a number of researchers based at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. On this blog we share information about research findings, activities, events and comments related to our work.

Our interest in farmlands has three roots: farming, landscape and society.
Farming as a practice, including farmers knowledge and labour investments
Landscape as society-nature relations, congealed history, and as space and place
Society as a short form for institutions, gender relations, political economy and scientific relevance

Most Welcome to FarmLandS!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More iconic farming images

One observant reader of the last blog post   reminded me that the man with the pitch-fork is probably a conscious or unconscious reference to the iconic painting American Gothic by Grant Wood.
File:Grant Wood - American Gothic - Google Art Project.jpg

Yes of course!! And that raises the issue why Eco-energy´s artist decided to exclude the woman... a thought I was struggling with before I realised the connection to this serious American couple.. Image-google "American Gothic" and you will find more artists using this iconic image to convey other messages. But they seem all to have the woman there, all except Eco Energy...

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