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People have enjoyed wine for thousands of years as they have enjoyed painting and sculpture. The images of wine in visual arts can be traced from the ancient cave walls to many contemporary artists. In Wine Masters, Victor Bregeda, a wine enthusiast himself, makes an imaginative comparison of wine and art.
The painting illustrates the timeless nature of art and wine by contrasting key compositional elements. The dusty wine jugs are showing the signs of old age, while the ceramic plate with the glass of red wine and a chunk of hard cheese look very contemporary. The three mysterious men present the transitional stages of convergence between wine and art. The first person scoops wine from the invisible cistern behind the cheese. The second one carries the solidified wine substance around the plate. The third character is the artist made out of wine who is working on the still life of the scene within the painting. The painting is completed with the signature Bregeda image of God-Creator in the clouds.
The first connection between wine and art lies in the creative process. The second and arguably stronger connection is made in the process of consumption. The delicious depiction of cheese paired with the color palette of wine evokes a desire to immediately pop the cork of the favorite red. A similar mouth-watering feeling can be awaken in anyone deeply enjoying a beautiful piece of art.