Drinks throughout art history5th April, 2013 by db_staff
6. Rembrandt’s Belshazzar’s Feast 1635
The subjects in this scene recoil in fear as the writing on the wall, written by a divine hand, informs them of the imminent fall of their kingdom.
At this banquet Belshazzar blasphemously served wine in the sacred vessels which his father had stolen from the temple in Jerusalem. Two vessels are being tipped, the liquid gushing from the goblets to spoil a dress and a table.