"The Drinkers" by Vincent Van Gogh
With world stock markets in turmoil and talk of recession/depression circulating, I thought it would be fun to look at some paintings of people drinking. The theme of alcohol as an escape from reality has been around for a while and I don’t think it is going anywhere soon. I don’t think this is one of Vincent’s greatest works but, I do feel these guys desperate thirst for escape as they suck back the vin rouge. The green table intrigues me and I would like to ask Vincent why he chose that strong colour. I’m not sure if the little white dude is a kid or a midget but either way he is a great addition.