Charlie

The drunkards

Measures: 177x155 cm

Tecnique: oil on silk

Year: 1996

The painter breaks the cliché that makes drinking a sign of poverty and deterioration often recurring in the innumerable portrayals of men collapsed down or represented at the pubs’ tables with their swinging heads and their empty bottle. Here wine is a pleasure and is something to share, in fact the drunkards are sober enough to be able to play cards: one of them has put one of his feet on the table, clasping a jolly with it, he is even pleasingly smiling to the audience.