Drinks throughout art history

3. Alexej von Jawlensky’s Stilleben mit Weinflasche 1904

Alexej_von_Jawlensky_Stilleben_mit_Weinflasche_c1904A 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.

One Response to “Drinks throughout art history”

  1. john szabo says:

    See Jean François de Troy’s 1735 paiting Le Déjeuner d’Huîtres, a serious oyster and champagne party. This could well be the first paiting that depicts champagne as we know it today – sparkling. Look closely at the four aristocrats looking up at the popped champagne cork in the middle of the painting.

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