Happy New Year: drinkers and drunkards (and a barmaid) in art

We’d like to wish all you Golovine readers out there a very Happy New Year!

Just for a bit of fun and to get us all in the party mood, we’ve put together a little selection of drinkers and drunkards in art. My personal fave of the bunch is Gerrit van Honthorst’s decidedly merry-looking chap in his Happy Violinist. Enjoy:

Giovanni Bellini, Drunkenness of Noah, c.1515, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie, Besançon

Giovanni Bellini, Drunkenness of Noah, c.1515, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Besançon

Michelangelo’s (drunkenly-teetering) Bacchus (the God of wine), 1496-97, marble, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Michelangelo Bacchus

And an ancient version of the same… (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Ancient, Bacchus

Walter Geikie, Drunken Man, c.1835, etching, NG Scotland

Geikie, Drunken Man

Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli, Drunken Satyr, 1532-33, marble, Art Museum, St. Louis

Montorsoli, Satyr

Adriaen Brouwer, Drunken Peasant in a Tavern, c.1624, oil on panel, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Brouwer, Drunken Peasant

Andrea Pisano, Drunkenness of Noah, 1336-43, marble, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence

Pisano, Drunkenness of Noah

Hans von Aachen, Self-Portrait with a glass of wine, c.1596, oil on canvas (whereabouts unknown…)

Aachen, Wine drinker

Unknown Portuguese Master, Man with a glass of wine, c.1450, oil on panel, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Unknown Portuguese Master

Gabriel Metsu, The Tippler, 1655-57, oil on wood, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Metsu, The Tippler

Jan van Bijlert, Young man drinking a glass of wine, 1635-40, oil on canvas (whereabouts unknown)

Bijlert, Man with a glass of wine

Ferdinand Bol, Governors of the Wine Merchant’s Guild, oil on canvas, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Bol, Wine merchant's guild

Gerrit van Honthorst, The happy Violinist with a glass of wine, c.1624, oil on canvas, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Honthorst, Violinist

Pieter de Hooch, Man offering a woman a glass of wine, c.1653, oil on panel, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Hooch, man offering wine

William Hogarth, Gin Lane, 1750-51, etching and engraving, various collections

Hogarth, Gin Lane

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peasant Dance, about 1567, oil on panel, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Bruegel, Wedding Dance

Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1881-82, oil on canvas, Courtauld Institute, London

Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

Adriaen Jansz. van Ostade, Peasants drinking and making music in a barn, c.1635, oil on panel (whereabouts unknown)

Ostade, peasants Drinking

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge, 1892-93, oil on canvas, Art Institute, Chicago

Lautrec, Moulin Rouge

Sebald Beham, Large Peasant Kermis, 1535, woodcut, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (left side)

Beham, Large kermis


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