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The Aioli Dinner

The Aioli Dinner (1971) was George Rodrigue's first major painting with people. He designed the painting using combinations of photographs taken of the Aioli Gourmet Dinner Club, a group that met monthly on the lawn of a different plantation home in and around New Iberia. Only men sat at the table, each with his own bottle of wine. The women standing in the back row cooked the dinner, and the young men around the table served their elders. One of the older men, however, made the aioli, a garlic-mayonnaise sauce. Rodrigue's grandfather, Jean Courrege, sits on the left near the head of the table, and his uncle Emile is the third boy standing from the left, poking his head in between the others.

The Aioli Dinner

Courtesy of George Rodrigue

The Aioli Dinner. George Rodrigue (artist)

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