Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Green Fairy

Today is Absinthe Day.
This is one I will let pass on by without indulging. Partly due to the fact it's flavoured with aniseed (yuck) and partly due to it's reputation. Oh la la!
Instead I shall share this beautiful art nouveau painting by Henri Privat-Livemont. A present from my sister from a few years ago, originally she lived in the dining room but was moved to hang on the wall by our freezer when I redecorated. Gorgeous.

Edited to say... I found this on the Radio 4 Listen again service yesterday, well worth a listen Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Stronger.


Jo said...

Not one for me either if it's flavoured with aniseed. I remember getting slightly tipsy (ok, drunk) on ouzo in my youth and it turned me off completely. I do like your painting though.

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Simone said...

I'd like to be a bit more bohemian - maybe I should drink it! I wonder if it's anything like the Pernod and lemonade I used to Drink? Yuk if it is! x

Angel Jem said...

I would love an absinthe... I actually like aniseed, especially aniseed Gaviscon which I ate with everything during my pregnancies.
Although my favourite absinthe related thing is the Fairy from Moulin Rouge (played by Kylie!!!)

BadPenny said...

umm... in my twenties while working in Israel, I got very drunk on Arak, fell over & broke my collar bone !
Arak is like Ouzo & drinking it was nicknamed having an "Arak Attack" in the bar.... though I never touched the vile stuff again !
Lovely picture x

Diane said...

Where do you find out about all these "days" - I too thought of Kylie in Moulin Rouge - one of the best films ever xxx