#andrewlamarhopkins

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2 weeks ago

My latest Masterpiece is tilted "Blackberry Woman". It depicts A Creole street vendor walking down the flagstone sidewalk in front of a New Orleans Greek Revival house next to a French Olive jar planted with Spanish daggers and a seated dog. Over her head on a Neoclassical cast iron balcony a lady reads a book next to a potted orange tree. Women commonly sold goods on the streets of New Orleans throughout the city's colonial and antebellum history. Forming a significant presence among the city‘s market places, they sold various food items which included coffee, calas, and pralines. Perhaps the most popular of the Creole of color street vendors was the praline women. They attracted the attention of visitors as well as residents. 18 x 16 #folk #painting #creoleartist #creoleart #folkart #folkartist #southernfolk #southerncharm #southernstyle #southernliving #southernfolkart #creolestyle #Creolehome #art #painting #blackberrywoman #andrewlamarhopkins

2 weeks ago

"Creole First Step in Life" depicts a moment when a child takes his first steps surrounded by his mix race Creole Antebellum family of the early 19th century in a Creole Federal interior. The interior has Louisiana made Creole furniture like the Inlaid Figured Mahogany Creole armoire, Cabriole leg table and Louisiana made mahogany and red leather Campeche chair. The Campeche chair, also known as a "plantation chair," is a type of lounge chair popular in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the American South. Its name comes from the Campeche region of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, which manufactured and exported the chairs in the 18th and 19th centuries. The family is standing on a ingrain carpet or Kidderminster Carpet. A reversible flat weave carpet popular from the 18th century to the early 19th century. This form of carpeting has no pile and the pattern is shown in opposing colors on both faces, making it possible to turn the carpet over when one side was worn or soiled. Over the Campeche chair is a portrait of a ancestor in carved gilt-wood frame. Creoles were very proud of family portraits and prominently hung them for display. #folk #folkart #folkartist #andrewlamarhopkins #southernfolk #southernstyle #southerncharm #southernfolkart #southernfolk #creole #creolestyle #creoleworld #creoleworld #creoleart #creoleartist #art #painting #neworleans

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