The celebrated tradition of Mardi Gras and its origins can be traced back to medieval Europe. In 1699, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, a French-Canadian explorer, arrived 60 miles south of New Orleans, and named it “Pointe du Mardi Gras” when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. From there, the celebration has grown and morphed into one of the biggest parties in the world filled with parades, beads and plenty of adult beverages.
But what would Jean Baptiste say if he were around for the holiday today? Well, he probably would join in on the fun, walking around and enjoying some of the art and soaking in the culture that is clear during the celebration of Fat Tuesday and the rest of Mardi Gras.
In fact, Jean Baptiste might have decided to purchase some of the art that many vendors were selling their hardest work and greatest creations. Framed letter art is definitely one of the types of art that Jean Baptiste would have wanted to purchase from some of the vendors that exist today. He may have wanted his framed letter art to say “flambeaux” which lit the way for the krewe’s members and lent each event a thrilling air of romance and festivities.
Framed Letter Art – A Piece of Art
He could have also purchased framed letter art that symbolized the colors of Mardi Gras, such as purple, green and gold which were the Romanoff’s family colors. If Baptiste didn’t want framed letter art that was related to the celebration, he could have purchased last name letter art with his name. A picture name is a timeless piece of art that Baptiste could have held onto from the discovery of the region until now.