"The Last Super (detail)" by Leonardo Da Vinci
I couldn’t find a cave painting depicting the act of drinking, so lets start here. The scene recreated is from about 2000 years ago and the actual painting is from 1495. Like I said yesterday, there is a long history of artist’s depicting MEN with booze. Here we see Jesus enjoying a leisurely meal and lively conversation with some of his buddies. Here, within Jesus’ reach I count three glasses of vino rosso and one empty glass that he has already polished off. This clearly shows a man seeking escape through alcohol. A word of advice : if Jesus returns, as some are predicting, and you are at dinner with him, keep your wine close or it may disappear!