Absinthe Vichet | Nover | 1900 | Vintage Ads | Wall Print | Vintage Poster
Originally formulated in Switzerland, absinthe became the most popular drink in 19th-century France. In fin-de-siècle Paris l’heure verte [the green hour] was a daily ritual. Traditionally it was mixed with three to five parts water, which caused it to turn cloudy, a process called louching – louche meaning (someone who is) shady or suspicious. Many artists, including Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet, devoted works to it or its powerfully intoxicating effects – see also Leonetto Cappiello’s Maurin Quina. Considered dangerously addictive, it was banned in most European countries in 1915.
Museum-quality poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper.
Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
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