Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Absinthe Drinker Edgar Degas Original Title: Au Café (l'Absinthe) Date: 1876 Style: Impressionism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 68 x 92 cm Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 430x600px, View all sizes The two figures in this painting are Ellen Andree, a noted French Actress, and Marcellin Desboutin, an artist and noted bohemian personality, sitting at the Café de la Nouvelle-Athenes, in Paris, France. In front of the woman sits a glass of the greenish colored liquid, Absinthe. It was first exhibited in 1872, where it was criticized as ugly and disgusting, and a later exhibition in 1892 it was removed from the show. It was shown a year later inn England, where it sparked controversy. The woman in the painting was derided as a whore and the entire image was seen as a blow to morality and the degradation of society due to absinthe. Edgar Degas Famous works The Belleli Family Edgar Degas · 1860 - 1862 Interior (The Rape) Edgar Degas · 1868 - 1869 Dance Class at the Opera Edgar Degas · 1872 A Cotton Office in New Orleans Edgar Degas · 1873 The Ballet Class Edgar Degas · 1871 - 1874 Place de la Concorde Edgar Degas · 1875 The Absinthe Drinker Edgar Degas · 1876 Two Ballet Dancers Edgar Degas · 1879 Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall Edgar Degas · 1880 Little Dancer, Fourteen Year Old Edgar Degas · 1881 Dancers tying shoes Edgar Degas · 1883 In the Dance Studio Edgar Degas · 1897 Ballet Dancers in the Wings Edgar Degas · 1900 View all 617 artworks Related Artworks Young Woman with a Dog Pierre-Auguste Renoir Young Woman with a Japanese Umbrella Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Swing (La Balançoire) Pierre-Auguste Renoir Reading the Part Pierre-Auguste Renoir The First Outing Pierre-Auguste Renoir Young Woman at the Piano Pierre-Auguste Renoir A Needlewoman Pierre-Auguste Renoir Nini in the Garden Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Promenade Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Artist s Studio, Rue Saint Georges Pierre-Auguste Renoir A Girl with a Watering Can Pierre-Auguste Renoir The First Step Pierre-Auguste Renoir Dance at Moulin de la Galette Pierre-Auguste Renoir Bathers on Seine Edouard Manet Confidences Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Horsewoman Edouard Manet The laundry Edouard Manet The Reader Pierre-Auguste Renoir Reading Couple (Edmond Renoir and Marguerite Legrand) Pierre-Auguste Renoir By the Fireside Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1 Load more Advertisement.