Sunday, 4 September 2016

'Redneck delft', cobalt on porcelain paintings

Ann-Marie Tully, Redneck delft I. Porcelain, cobalt. 300 x 300mm.

The North American slang, 'redneck', refers to a working-class white person with reactionary political views, hailing from a rural area. This delft-style porcelain plaque breaks with the ceramic blue-ware tradition of ‘easy' decorative subject matter, employing more challenging cultural subject matter: in this instance a representation of the fictional 'redneck' character, Rust Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey, (an actor who has become the arbiter of redneck-chic) from the first season of the HBO crime drama series True Detectives (2015).

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