Drinks throughout art history5th April, 2013 by db_staff
3. Alexej von Jawlensky’s Stilleben mit Weinflasche 1904
A Russian expressionist painter who, in Germany, contributed to the founding of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, which set the path for Modern art in 20th century Germany.
This piece is unique in his work, the shining bottle and crystal glass radiate elegance while the bread is broken, a napkin lies crumpled on the table and a chair is pushed aside suggesting abandonment of the scene. Interestingly the bottle appears to be full, still bearing its wax seal while the glass has been filled.