Posts Tagged ‘Absinthe Art’

“The Absinthe Drinkers” Painting

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by absinthejack

Jean-Francois Raffaelli’s 1881 painting “The Absinthe Drinkers” was recently aquired at auction by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for just under 3 million dollars (I guess my bid of $10 didn’t quite make it). The pre-auction estimate for this great piece was between $400,000 and $600,000. Except for the clothing this kind of  looks like my place on a Friday night.

“The Absinthe Drinkers” movie

Posted on October 28th, 2009 by absinthejack

Scheduled to begin filming next year “The Absinthe Drinkers” stars Keith Carradine, John Hurt, and  Tim Roth. “The Absinthe Drinkers” tells the story of a talented young woman (curiously named Artemesia) painter’s desperate struggle to succeed in the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris and Florence – and the dire consequences of her descent into their world of debauchery.  

Although not specifically about absinthe drinking, I’m sure it will have some great absinthe scenes.


Absinthe in the Movies

Posted on November 12th, 2008 by absinthejack

While browsing through my local video store I came across an interesting little movie. It’s called “Blood and Chocolate”. This is a werewolf movie very atmospherically filmed in Romania. What is of special interest is that the clan of werewolves also makes absinthe. There are scenes of their factory where you can see their absinthe still. There are several absinthe drinking scenes and I have come to find out that all of the  absinthe spoons, absinthe glasses,  and absinthe fountains were supplied by leading German absinthe distributor Alandia. This isn’t the best werewolf movie I’ve seen, but it’s worth watching just for the absinthe.

Absinthe Dinner and Party – Part 3

Posted on October 8th, 2008 by absinthejack

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