Advertising Print for Absinthe Bourgeois c.1900
“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. I mean disassociated. Take a top hat. You think you see it as it really is. But you don’t because you associate it with other things and ideas.If you had never heard of one before, and suddenly saw it alone, you’d be frightened, or you’d laugh. That is the effect absinthe has, and that is why it drives men mad. Three nights I sat up all night drinking absinthe, and thinking that I was singularly clear-headed and sane. The waiter came in and began watering the sawdust.The most wonderful flowers, tulips, lilies and roses, sprang up, and made a garden in the cafe. ‘Don’t you see them?’ I said to him. ‘Mais non, monsieur, il n’y a rein.’” Oscar Wilde
chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie dough — seriously, my three favorite things.
Ecole FRANCAISE de la fin du XVIIIème siècle, entourage de Jean-Baptiste LEPRINCE
Portrait de Hilaire Rouillé du Coudray dit «de Boissy», en lapin.
Louis-Léopold Boilly : Le Chat gourmand crevant une toile pour manger des harengs.
Shōnen Magazine, Tadanori Yokoo (featuring images from the 1958 version of Dracula), 1970.