The Drink That Fuelled a Nation's Art


Subject:
Beverages , Alcoholic Beverages

Description:
Article about absinthe, a high-alcohol drink made with the leaves of the wormwood plant, and its popularity with French artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "[A]rtists including Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Gauguin, van Gogh and Degas either drank it or made it the subject of their paintings." Includes images depicting absinthe and absinthe drinking. From a publication of the Tate museums in England.

Creator:
Adams, Jad

Publisher:
Tate

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue5/thedrink.htm


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