Wine and art make an incomparable pairing. That must be why it’s always served at art gallery openings. In fact, isn’t that why there’s such a high attendance at openings? Clearly art lovers have another love: (free) wine. Gallery owners may have the last laugh, though, as it may convert those art lovers into art buyers.
Famous artists and yet-to-be-famous artists alike have painted wine; and they’ve been inspired by wine while at their easels. I’ve painted with a weekly art group that served wine to help the paint flow. It did, too.
Photographers are smitten with wine, too; the first pour of the day often merits a photograph, as this one did for me on a sunny Maine summer afternoon at a shady porch table.
How’s your art influenced by wine? Is your collecting influenced by wine? Are your art sales influenced by wine? Think wine’s a time-honored subject for art?