The choice of the name “Artgender” derives from the consideration for which the brand that identifies a particular company that operates in the sectors of event planning, publishing and communication has never been used; for us art is a real type of human being, that is, who is deeper. Does not exclude anyone but renames a category, composed of very different people within… elsewhere I think, origin and direction; but, united by a single factor: the artistic one. Anyone can be or feel like an artist as long as he is concerned with producing or simply approaching any form of expression. Our identity is necessary, in things, in people, in words, in ways… that teaching contributes to formation ‘individual evolution.

The Absinthe Drinker

“L’Absinthe” by Edgar Degas

☞ Do you know…

‣ The two protagonists of the work, apparently a prostitute and a tramp, are two #famous people of the time: one theater actress and the other painter and writer.
As good #friends of Degas they lent themselves as models playing the role of two people afflicted by life. This is because the author’s purpose was to reveal the saddest and most dramatic aspects that lurked behind the #glitter of the Belle Époque


‣ The original title of the work was “In a coffee” to represent a common #real scene of Parisian urban life.
The name with which the painting became famous and it’s now known, was given to it by the English gallery owners who took care of the first sale. He was probably chosen to express better the idea of the #problems related to that period


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#absinthe #actress #painter #models #life #role #sad #drama #dramatic #behind #behindthescenes #parisian #urban #parisianstyle #painting #masterpiece #saturdaynight #drinking #artoftheday #dailyart #artlovers

⇒ Date: 1875 – 1876

⇒ Material: Oil on canvas

⇒ Dimensions: 92 cm × 68 cm (36.2 in × 26.8 in)

Site: Musée d’Orsay, Paris