"Parson Weem's Fable," by Grant Wood was very controversial but showed great Patriotism in the late 1930s. The color of the painting is very vibrant which makes the painting very easy to look at. The face of George Washington is dominant and so is the face of Parson Weems. The technique for the painting is very clear and straight forward. There is no real unusual texture that makes the faces the main focus. The whole painting is the main focus, which is great and also has a huge message.
"Wood shows Weems gesturing toward a six-year-old George confessing to his father with the famous phrase, 'I cannot tell a lie.' Rather than depicting young Washington, Wood borrowed the head from Gilbert Stuart’s iconic portrait of the first president, making him instantly recognizable, building on nineteenth-century beliefs that when it came to portraits of George, even if “a better likeness of him were shown to us, we should reject it."