Drinks throughout art history5th April, 2013 by db_staff
2. Edgar Degas’ L’Absinthe 1875
The painting was released to a muted response; some thought it was a condemnation of the eponymous green spirit, which was discovered to be so harmful it was later prohibited, others thought the painting was a representation of the increasing social isolation in Paris during its period of rapid growth.
Either way critics called it “ugly and disgusting”.