Originally posted 07 May 2012
Poets have celebrated rum, lyricists have sung its praises, and artists… well, with the exception of pictures of canefield workers and revelers roistering in taverns, they have mostly left it alone. An exception, perhaps, was Picasso, who painted a picture called “Still Life With a Bottle of Rum” in 1911.
Some people claim to see a rum bottle in this picture. I don’t, so will have to take their word for it.