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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-five: On Tour – cruising the Mississippi from Memphis to the Gulf > Reflecting history, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012
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Reflecting history, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012

When I passed the window of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Museum, this 1840 portrait, known as “Creole in a Red Headdress” by Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans, made me stop in my tracks. The painting, recently acquired by the Historic New Orleans Collection, offers a memorable insight into the rich cultural history of the city. The window also reflects an array of 19th century windows just across the street. I made this image to blend this reflection with the haunting portrait, illuminating a slice of New Orleans history.

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Phil Douglis05-Jan-2013 00:14
I agree -- the red turban is the key to this image. Red seems very much part of New Orleans Creole tradition -- vibrant, stirring, and seductive. I am sure that is why this museum chose this painting as its theme picture.
Tim May04-Jan-2013 04:32
What a glorious use of reflection - the color is also fantastic - in many ways the history of New Orleans is a history of color.
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