St Dorothy with the Basket of Flowers
c. 1520
Black chalk, gray watercolour, heightened with white, 358 x 256 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Jean-Etienne Liotard, The Chocolate Girl, 1745. Pastel on parchment. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Google Art Project

Explorers brought cocoa beans from Mexico to Seville in 1585. Little did they realize how much their exotic taste would appeal to European palates. Or perhaps they did. At that time hot chocolate was flavored with a mix of peppers and spices. Read more: janeaustensworld


Hannah Höch, Aus der Sammlung: Aus einem ethnographischen Museum (Photomontage, gouache on paper with collage elements), 1925-1929.