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19 December 2013 @ 09:56 pm
Advent calendar Day 19 - in which I devise other ways of killing my liver.  

I've not tried absinthe yet but I think I need to. These advertising posters are works of art in their own right.













Current Mood: determineddetermined
moonlightmead on December 19th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
See, I already know that I cannot stand absinthe because of the aniseed taste. But these... these... they are making me want to try it again.

I loooove the fée verte (green fairy?) one, the one with the rather sinister fairy stretching out of a pool of absinthe. Gorgeous.

Are the first and final ones by Mucha? The first, at least. Looking more closely, the final one is weird. The green things look like tubes going into her on her breasts. Sort of a sozzled cyber-drinker!

Now that it's too late, all this reminds me that all through the year I say 'I want stuff by Mucha', and when December arrives and people say 'what would you like for Christmas/your birthday?' I shrug and look blank. I am hopeless.
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 20th, 2013 10:30 am (UTC)
I'm fond of aniseed so that shouldn't be a deterrent for me. But aren't the ads just scrumptious?
Have to admit my ignorance, I don't know who Murcha is. I found these ads quite by accident when looking for something else entirely. I shall have to remedy my ignorance right away. *nods*
The green things look like tubes going into her on her breasts. Sort of a sozzled cyber-drinker! Heh. A direct infusion, for when you're too drunk to drink!
moonlightmead on December 20th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, you have not encountered Alphonse Mucha? Actually, I'll bet you've encountered some of his work - his seasons and times of day are probably the well-known ones. But there are tons more.

miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 21st, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
THANK you for that! I really enjoyed his work - even his biscuit tin designs are elegant.
Calise: winterumbrellacali_se on December 19th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, the green fairy. I've seen a few absinthe posters before, as I love Art Nouveau. I won't be drinking it myself, however. I'll just get giddy over the artwork instead. :)

miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 20th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC)
The artwork is glorious, isn't it. Art Nouveau and Art Deco are my very favourites.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] DRUNKdraycevixen on January 1st, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)

I've always thought its artwork was beautiful and its mythos interesting but I just don't like the way it tastes. :D
miwahni: Random Alcohol martinimiwahni on January 1st, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)
I'm game to try anything once - well, almost anything. Definitely going to try this though. I may well hate it, but at least I won't die wondering. *g*