Color: Baptism on Cane River
Folk Art has played an important role in the culture of America. Traditionally folk art are made by those who are untrained in the fine arts. The artist Clementine Hunter was a self-taught African American folk art artist who was from Cane River region of the state of Louisiana.
This ceramic plate “Baptist on Cane River” measures about 16″ x 16″ x 2.5″. It was much larger than I expected as I thought it would be a size of a regular dinner plate. This piece was hand painted and has raised texture on the plate; so you can feel how each paint and brush stroke was made on the surface of the plate. I am so honor that I have the opportunity to own a replica piece of art that has the artwork of an artist that is considered one of the most important self-taught American artists of the 20th century. Some of her artworks can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution and The American Folk Art Museum.
In conclusion, I rate this ceramic plate 5 out of 5 Stars. It is a great piece of art that documented life on a rural plantation in central Louisiana. I really appreciate that a percentage of the proceeds of the purchase goes toward the preservation of the Clementine Hunter House at Melrose Plantation. I truly understand why it is one of Oprah’s Favorite Things.
*** I received this complimentary product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I am not affiliated with the company and did not receive any compensation from them. ***
This Baptism on Cane River Ceramic Platter by Clementine Hunter may be purchase on the website below: