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ART OF WINE 2020 ENGAGEMENT BOOK • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Salute! A tribute to wine and culture, this delightful 2020 engagement calendar celebrates the grape in art from ancient Egyptian wall paintings and Greek vases to renowned paintings by Vermeer and Monet to modern works by Pablo Picasso and Irving Penn. In addition to the dated calendar pages, this book includes a quick reference guide to grape varietals from around the world, alongside extra space to record tasting notes and save labels. 56 color images, 128 pages, 6 x 8" Hardcover engagement calendar with gold foil-stamping on cover and 2 ribbon bookmarks

RIGHTS: World

ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-3778-7

ISBN 978-1-4197-3778-7 • US $19.99

CAN $24.99

UK £16.99

Images © 2018 MMA

A tasteful, high-designed engagement calendar for art and wine lovers alike

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Déboucher (Uncorking) from Monseigneur le Vin by Louis Forest CHARLES MARTIN (French, 1884/88– 1932/34) • Published by Etablissements Nicolas, Paris Chromolithograph print, 8 1/4 � 6 in., 1927

IT GOES WITHOUT saying that before drinking, there must be uncorking. As the French wine writer Alexis Lichine said, “There is no substitute for pulling corks.” The removal of the cork augurs an ambrosial aroma, a sip to savor, a festive feast, or perhaps a bibulous banquet.

JANUARY

2020

16

MONDAY

6

MONDAY

17

TUESDAY

7

TUESDAY

18

WEDNESDAY

8

WEDNESDAY

19

THURSDAY

9

THURSDAY

20

FRIDAY

10

FRIDAY

21

SATURDAY

22

SATURDAY

11

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Police Superintendent and His Men Receiving Wine (detail) TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (Japanese, 1839–1892) Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints, ink and color on paper, 14 3/16 � 29 1/4 in., 1877

DECEMBER

WEEK 43

18

SUNDAY

13

SUNDAY

19

MONDAY

14

MONDAY

20

TUESDAY

15

TUESDAY

21

WEDNESDAY

16

WEDNESDAY

22

THURSDAY

17

THURSDAY

23

FRIDAY

18

FRIDAY

19

SATURDAY

24

SATURDAY

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Garden Gathering (detail) Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan Stonepaste, painted and polychrome glazed, 41 � 74 in.,1640–50 Rogers Fund, 1903 03.9c

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SUNDAY

Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1959 JP3277

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AUGUST

5

A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund, Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 1977 1977.554it

OCTOBER

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SUNDAY

“DRINK WINE. THIS is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” —Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát

WHILE YOSHITOSHI MADE many tranquil or haunting ukiyo-e prints, he also made some that are frightening or violent. This one lands somewhere in between—a rowdy party hosted by the police superintendent. This guzzling fellow in his fern-patterned suit should perhaps have remembered the Japanese proverb, “Wine begins with formalities and ends in a riot.”

2020

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The Wineglass (detail) JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834–1903) Etching, 3 3/16 � 2 3/16 in., 1858 Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917 17.3.22

THE 19TH CENTURY saw an explosion of new printing techniques that led to mass production of images. Some artists, like Whistler, rejected the new methods and participated in a revival of etching, creating prints of breathtaking subtlety. With fine variations in the density and proximity of the hatchmarks, he describes the clarity and limpidity of a wineglass.

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