The green hour: Absinthe and Impressionism

About

Absinthe, or 'the green fairy', fuelled 19th-century French artistic creativity. Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec drank this wormwood liquor heavily, while Manet and Degas made it the subject of their paintings.

Discover the scandalous history and enduring mystique of absinthe with master distiller Ted Breaux, and explore Manet's Corner of a Café-Concert in a talk by Jo Rhymer. For those who would like to sample this alcoholic drink, we close with an absinthe tasting, sponsored by Sip Or Mix.

Venue Details & Map

National Gallery

Address
Trafalgar Square
Westminster
London
WC2N 5DN
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+44 (0)20 7747 2885
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Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester Square

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