Wine and alcohol in art : representing celebration or drunkenness ? 🍷
Enjoy our playlist specially created around the theme of wine and drunkenness to celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais nouveau! Discover masterpieces of art history with a special focus on drinks. In art, wine is often associated with a festive and joyful atmosphere. Find more about Bacchus, the roman god of wine and the importance of alcohol in 20th-century sociability through the art of the Impressionists.

Jan Vermeer, The Glass of Wine, c. 1661, oil on canvas, 67.7 x 79.6 cm (Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin).

Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Content produced by: SmartHistory

On the agenda
video - 4:16
Vermeer, The Glass of Wine
By: SmartHistory
video - 14:43
The Many Meanings of Manet’s – Bar at the Folies-Bergère
By: Amor Sciendi
podcast - 7:10
Luncheon on the Boating Party by Pierre Auguste Renoir
By: Accessible art history
video - 5:04
The myth of Bacchus’s grape 
By: Musée du Louvre
podcast - 23:03
Shock Art : Caravaggio’s sick Bacchus
By: ArtCurious
video - 4:47
Velazquez, Los Borrachos or the Triumph of Bacchus
By: SmartHistory
video - 5:51
A wedding and a miracle for the queen of Spain
By: SmartHistory