Famous Works of Art, Louisiana Style
Ever wondered what some of the world's most famous works of art might look like if they came from Louisiana? Probably not, but we did. Check out our (badly) photoshopped versions below.
The Last Crawfish Boil is one of Leonardeaux da Vinci's most famous paintings. It was commissioned through a collection taken up by multiple Mardi Gras Krewes in the 1930s, and can currently be seen on display at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Rayne Gothic is a painting by Chef Donat Pucheu originally intended as publicity for his fledgling frog-exporting business. It was later adopted by the Weill Brothers for their frog-exporting business, and the image quickly spread to restaurants across the nation.
Depicting one of the most important achievements in the history of mankind, Michelangeleaux painted The Creation of Gumbo on the ceiling of a small cabin in the Atchafalaya Basin. Historians place its creation somewhere in the mid-1700s, although it was lost for centuries before being rediscovered by Justin Wilson in the late 1960s, which is an entirely true story. We gawr-on-tee!
Perhaps the most famous Louisiana painting in the world, Leonardeaux da Vinci's Mardi Gras Lisa has haunted the minds of all who have looked upon her for decades. Her enigmatic smile is the stuff of legend, and several theories exist as to who Mardi Gras Lisa was based on. However, the most widely-accepted theory says that Aminthe Nungesser, founding captain of the Krewe of Venus, posed for the painting in the early 1940s.
Created in 1962 by popular artist Andreaux Warhol, the Festival Thinker is both a commentary on hard Louisiana living during times of celebration, and a thoughtful examination of the futility of mankind. Praised by his fans for his provocative pieces, and panned by his critics who see his work as shallow and reductive, Andreaux Warhol remains one of the most divisive modern artists in decades. When asked what Festival Thinker meant to him, Warhol famously replied, "I dunno, man. Sometimes we all just gotta go, ya know?"