Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc has produced a stunning set of notecards featuring full-color reproductions of her native folk art depicting Louisiana’s Cajun French life and culture, both past and present. Called “sophisticated primitive” by art experts, Mrs. de Boisblanc’s style combines simple figures with vivid color.
Depicted are four authentic scenes: Griller le Café (Parching the Coffee), La Roulaison (The Sugarcane Harvest), Le Charivari (A Cajun Wedding Serenade), and Le Canot d'Huitre (The Oyster Lugger).
Inez Robichaux Pecot provides the vivid stories, in both English and French, of the scenes on the backs of the cards. These colorful stories feature not only the well-known Cajuns, but “a melange of grisly breeds, presumably descendants of Jean Lafitte’s pirates,” as well. They also reveal how “pranksters tied cow bells to the nuptial bed springs.” With Cajun Primitives Notecards, it is quite easy to see just how hard working and fun loving Cajuns really are!
About the Author
Descended from Acadians who were exiled from Nova Scotia, Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc grew up in Labadieville, Louisiana. It is from her Cajun heritage that she acquires the themes of her art. She has received notable commissions, sold her work locally, nationally, and internationally, and has had shows in Louisiana, New York, and Washington, DC.
CAJUN PRIMITIVES NOTECARDS
Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc
ART / Folk & Outsider Art
8 cards and envelopes with portfolio
5 x 7
8 color illustration
ISBN: 9781565546493 (G)