Steeped in Mardi Gras tradition this garlanded Boeuf Gras parades past revelers with its float of masked butchers and bakers.
Shot on St. Charles Avenue on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans.
Would be perfect as a single statement piece or as the centerpiece in a grouping of Mardi Gras art.
Great gift for someone interested in Carnival and its traditions.
A BIT OF HISTORY:
One of the oldest symbols of pre-Lenten celebrations was the boeuf gras, the last meat consumed before the Lenten fast begins. Ancient Druids also paraded an ox in religous rituals before sacrificing it. In several cities in France, Fetes des Boeufs Gras are celebrated as it has been since ancient times in the Old World. With butchers and bakers creating a feast afterwards. This decorated fatted ox symbol is our modern carnival's wonderful and mysterious link to the origins of our celebrations. In Mobile, Alabama the tradition of the French boeuf gras celebration was brought into their earliest carnival celebrations as well as the creation of a Boeuf Gras Society decades prior to the first appearance of a live boeuf gras in the Comus parade in New Orleans in the 1800s. Then REX started parading with a live bull dressed festively in ribbons and a garland of flowers walking behind the king who rode on horseback then. In today's carnival celebrations the papier mache fatted bull wears a flower garland like bulls led to the sacrifice long ago but now rides atop a float on Mardi Gras Day in the REX parade. This pure white bull is flanked by riders, many who are past kings of carnival, also wearing white costumes as a nod to the ancient butchers and bakers of European celebrations past.
BOEUF GRAS • MARDI GRAS DAY • NEW ORLEANS
SIZES & SHIPPING:
Available in several sizes.
Check your listing for shipping times (how many days before order is mailed).
Some artwork will take a little more time to prepare especially for you.
Quality of my pieces and customer service are of the utmost priority to me.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH:
• Original fine art photograph by Renee Dent Blankenship
• Acid-free and archival museum quality paper, ink, matte & backing
• Signed in verso with artist's biography & stamp for authenticity
• Signed in recto if matted; has photo's title
• Stocked in a clear, archival safe photo bag
• Standard size so it's easy to frame
Purchasing an image does not transfer the rights for reproduction.
Copyrighted photograph by Renee Dent Blankenship. All Rights Reserved.
PLEASE NOTE: the RDB collection logo watermark/copyright you see in some listing pics are only there for online protection & identity as is the difference in picture resolution. The artwork you purchase will be in high resolution, professionally printed & not have watermarks on the art itself but info on the back as authentication of the work of the artist.
ENJOY ART EVERY DAY™ WITH THE RDB COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Custom and personalized orders are available. Please contact me.
Some of the custom items theRDBcollection already offers are canvases, photography, art glass, totes/pouches, electronics cases, mousepads, cufflinks and such adornments, hooks, candles as well as other home decor. These are noted as made to order which is a custom order service in this shop.
•My PHOTOGRAPHY is available in several sizes. Check the drop-down menu with the listing for all sizes currently available. Contact me if you have a special size you need and I will work with you.
•My STATIONERY has the sizes of the cards, pads, notebooks and other items noted in each listing's copy.
•My LIFESTYLE products have sizing details in the listings' copy too.
•REMEMBER that no art should be in direct sunlight or high heat levels. Normal lighting, home lighting and art lights highlighting framed pieces are fine.
•theRDBcollection of photographs are works of art and photographic papers and processes I use (for film & digital) result in museum-quality work. All are acid-free and archival quality and in photo-safe packaging.
If you would like your order gift-wrapped please write a "note to seller" at checkout. Your gift will be wrapped in a lovely, classic black and white gift wrap with the black and white RDB logo sticker and "ribbon" sash. If you would like an inscription on the RDB gift tag please also include it in the message.
•Of course, theRDBcollection loves WHOLESALE clients!
If you are interested in your shop or gallery becoming a retail partner
of any part of theRDBcollection email your info & interests to
email@example.com or contact me initially here.
•I have also worked extensively with COMMERCIAL clients. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are with an interior design group, art house or business I can help with your clients' art + design needs.