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, pp. 109-122. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika.


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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.

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EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-68050
Title of Book: La voz del pueblo en el espacio cultural europeo: El pueblo y su identidad
Volume: 14
Page Range: pp. 109-122
Date: 2015
Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
ISSN: 1438-6887
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Zentrum für Lateinamerika
Subjects: Romance languages French
The arts
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Vanguardias artísticas, fin de siglo, pintura moderna, absentaSpanish
artistic vanguards, turn of the century, modern painting, absintheEnglish
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Refereed: No


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