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Drinking and the dark side

The Permanent exhibition

Wine and humans, friends or foes? In societies where wine traditionally has a presence, whilst happy drunkenness is tolerated, no one is unaware of what uncontrolled intoxication or addiction can lead to. Views of the ambiguous relationship between wine and vine constantly swing back and forth between tolerance and strictness, reminding drinkers of their responsibility.

Accompanying artistic creativity, chasing away melancholy, a source of conviviality... and in excess, also synonymous with deregulation of the senses, transgression, disorder and even misery or decline. It is therefore all a question of moderation. Poets, authors, illustrators: all bear witness to the links between alcohol, individuals and society.

Journey through history as you discover the people who have tried to depict the different sides of this complex and ambivalent relationship between humans and wine, brought to light in the arts.

Journey through history as you discover the people who have tried to depict the different sides of this complex and ambivalent relationship between humans and wine, brought to light in the arts.

 

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