Absinthe Quote #256

Avec moderation

After six shots

“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

OSCAR WILDE

This is one of the many posters I had seen recently in Paris. I took a picture of this poster because I like the connection it suggests between van Gogh and the absinthe. As we know well, absinthe has played a remarkable role in the fine art movements of Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Modernism and Cubism. Various famous artists, including Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec had some documented association with absinthe. Vincent van Gogh was anything but a man of moderation. He drank ferocious quantities of absinthe while creating his signature painting style. His ear removing episode is often attributed to over consumption of absinthe as is his liberal use of the color yellow. Who knows?

 

Advertisements

City folks Aphorisms #78 NYC/9

Image

1. Hard labor

Image

2. Tour de France

Image

3. Siesta

Image

4. Naked Cowboy

Image

5. Paparazzi’s in action

Image

6. Mysterious beauty

Image

7. Smile baby smile

Enjoyed shooting folks on a cool photo walk in New York City. We are different humans, aren’t we?

“Never love anyone who treats you like you are ordinary.”

OSCAR WILDE

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”

AUDREY HEPBURN

“Nobody realizes it that some people expends tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

ALBERT CAMUS

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”

ANDRE GIDE