9 x 12 inches
Signed in pencil
Grant Wood intended and nearly accomplished representing all the seasons and months of the year with his lithographs. March represents the last month of winter.
This work is considered a classic in American printmaking. The zigzagging road leads the viewer, in the company of a horse drawn wagon, up a steep country lane, against a cold wind that appears to be tilting the buildings as well as the tree. Once again, Wood uncharacteristically portrays inclement weather in his work.
Wood used a favorite design system in March: the rule of thirds. He would divide the edges of the work into thirds, make diagonals from these points, and place important elements on these lines.
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