Drinks throughout art history5th April, 2013 by db_staff
8. The Absinthe Fairy
At the end of the nineteenth century absinthe was adopted by the bohemian artists and writers living in France. Serving as the subject of many pieces of fine art and specifically mentioned in literature, we cannot know how much music, literature and art was influenced by this green muse – although Degas, Picasso (both seen previously) and van Gogh have all expressly featured absinthe drinkers in various paintings.
The art deco pieces adequately reflect the mysterious, mind-altering liquor, the nymph like fairy insinuating the aphrodisiac qualities often attributed to it.