Drinks throughout art history5th April, 2013 by db_staff
7. Vincent van Gogh’s The Drinkers 1862
An adaptation of Honoré Daumier’s wood engraving, van Gogh’s oil painting adds colour and life to a bleak scene of men drinking to escape their own insignificance, each generation drinking cyclically like the one before it. The distinctive wavy lines and bright colours of van Gogh’s style brighten an otherwise dour image.