Thursday, February 13, 2014

Samurai Drawing Swords Over Which Bordeaux Grape Is Best.    
 12"w x 16"h  Inks on vellum paper  Skip Hill ©2014

"Cabernet Sauvignon! Mais bien sûr! might be the answer, if you grow grapes on the left bank of the Gironde estuary in the Bordeaux region of southwest France. 
"Merlot, sans doute!" is the rebuttal from the right bank, in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. 

In this new drawing, I imagine two wine connoisseurs, actors, samurai from the Meiji Restoration period (明治維新 Meiji Ishin) at an elegant garden party...getting in each other's face, defending the honor of their favorite vineyard, as they whip out their Katana swords. Just to mix it up, I blend fuchsia, purple and of course red.  

By the way if it's about passion, my personal preference is definitely Merlot. 

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