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Picasso y Cornuty. La absenta como adicción cambiosecular europea

Barrón, Sofía (2015) Picasso y Cornuty. La absenta como adicción cambiosecular europea. In: La voz del pueblo en el espacio cultural europeo: El pueblo y su identidad. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika, pp. 109-122.

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    Electricity coined the nightlife in the European capital par excellence in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: Paris. Under the artificial reflection dandies, elegant workers, and bohemians flocked to the new playground. Painters, converted to urban chroniclers, show pictorial modernity and vitality; in the canvas of Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas or Jean Béraud we see a common element: the glass of absinthe on the table. The absinthe took sacrosanct dyes in the daily living of Parisian habitants and became an indispensable ritual to Henri Albert Cornuty, a poet who was part of the Madrid bohemian and in the gallery of disinherited that Picasso painted in blue stage. A writer and a painter that bring us to the drink-image of the intelligentsia of the time; this elixir was attributed with hypnotic, aphrodisiac and hallucinogenic powers; the myth of absinthe was part of the imaginary Paris at end of the century, an iconography that continues shaping identity in the twenty-first century.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Barrón, Sofía
    Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.de
    Corporate Creators: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-68050
    Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
    ISSN: 1438-6887
    Volume: 14
    Subjects: Romance languages French
    The arts
    Geography and history
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Vanguardias artísticas, fin de siglo, pintura moderna, absentaSpanish; Castilian
    artistic vanguards, turn of the century, modern painting, absintheEnglish
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Centro Latinoamericano de Colonia (CLAC)
    Language: Spanish; Castilian
    Date: 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 15:21:59
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6805

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