By Donald Wigal
Opium, as soon as used for ritual reasons, is a substance which dulls soreness and provides entry to a synthetic global, and has lengthy been idealized through artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens have been all encouraged to create via the blue clouds of smoke. referred to as both a sacred drug or the worst of toxins, opium quickly grew to become well known in nice Britain and a resource of trade with Imperial China. This illustrated paintings offers the background and quasi-religious rites of opium’s use.
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