A gorgeous round serving plate, A Day at Melrose Plantation Serving Piece features the beautiful painting by Clementine Hunter. A item beautiful enough to put on display, but sturdy enough to use for serving on special occasion, this serving plate is a beautiful piece for any folk art collector.
Clementine Hunter was born is Southern Louisiana, right outside of Natchitoches Parish. She spent her life living and working on plantations. At the age of 52 she began painting. Though completely self-taught, her work quickly gained recognition from the art community. She was the first African American artist to have a solo exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the . Her work has been praised for its bold expressive techniques and cultural significance.
Hunter began painting when she moved to Melrose Plantation. Melrose Plantation was a central hub where Southern artists and writers would gather to share their work. Inspired by these artists, Hunter began painting. Within her lifetime she created 4,000 to 5,000 paintings. Her incredible life story has been the subject of books and plays.
A Day At Melrose Plantation offers a unique look at the life Hunter lead. The painting shows workers harvesting and washing cotton. The painting documents a unique period of history and realistic portrayal of life on a cotton farm.
The ceramic serving plate uses a high quality glazing technique that captures the lively colors and vivid details of Hunter’s painting. Each and every brush stroke is beautifully preserved on this wonderful collectible piece. The plate is great of the folk art lover and historian alike and makes a unique and thoughtful gift.
A standalone piece of added to a collection of Clementine Hunter inspired home decor, it adds brightness and character to any home. This stunning piece of history will be enjoyed for years to come by anyone.