Monday, September 11, 2017

Portrait of New Orleans famed Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau!

"Marie Laveau" 12 x 16, available by Andrew LaMar Hopkins. 

This is the 3rd, large 12 x 16 painting of Marie Laveau in a on going series of paintings of the famed New Orleans voodoo queen, available, PM me for price. Marie Catherine Laveau (September 10, 1801– June 15, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827 — c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and spiritualism as well as Louisiana or what is known today as New Orleans Voodoo. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. "In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau performing her legendary rites on St. John's Eve (June 23–24)."