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.
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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.
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.
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