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What Auerbach calls the "select club" of Rice's vampires is as exclusive in its own way as the dandyism of Brummell, Baudelaire, and Wilde (155).
In dandyism I found a subversive use of aesthetics as masquerade and mimicry.
Their paintings feature bar scenes, parties, musicians playing the Congolese rumba popularised by guitarist Franco, sapeurs (those young men who belong to the self-styled Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes, for whom dandyism is a religion), and quarrels between neighbours.
AGAINST THE FOIL of current trends or problematic genre labels such as post-Internet, and in contrast to the attitude of elusive detachment so prevalent among younger artists (who endlessly repeat the studied gestures of supposed dandyism and ironic coolness familiar from the early 2000s), the pathos of Wachtler's work, its embrace of craft, and its sense of personal investment register as idiosyncratic and even egregiously earnest, which may account for part of its attractiveness.
Jean-Luc Godard, tempted by dandyism, paradox, and the spirit of independence, must have been sensitive to the libertinism endorsed in Le Grand d'Espagne (3), which also includes an essay about cinema.
Dandyism might seem a frivolous pursuit, but Gilbert & George added a unique twist that made it into something altogether stranger and more challenging.
Tennyson's] 'lettings out of the bag' of his dates and alterations, are a little too characteristic of a certain mixture of timidity and misgiving with his otherwise somewhat defying demands upon our assent to his figments and his hyphens, and that we have greater objections to a certain air of literary dandyism, or fine-gentlemanism, or fastidiousness, or whatever he may not be pleased to call it, which leads him to usher in his compositions with such exordiums as those to 'Morte d'Arthur', and 'Godiva'; in the former of which he gives us to understand that he should have burnt his poem but for the 'request of friends.
In his 1947 essay "Nietzsche's Philosophy in the Light of Recent History," Mann articulates his thoughts on aestheticism and dandyism where he compares Wilde to Nietzsche and characterizes these two figures as leading voices in "the first head-on assault of the European intelligentsia upon the hypocritical morality of the middle- class Victorian age" (157).
This dichotomy between public and private lives, a trait associated with dandyism, was one of few commonalities between the collaborators.
Expect 1930s swing, gypsy jazz, wild-eyed Cajun and - in their own words - tales "of debauchery, dandyism and disaster.
Dandyism is the last glimmer of the heroic in times of decadence.
International contributors in English, history, and theater explore topics such as Moore Hall during the famine, Moore's Dana controversy, Moore and Hemingway, the dandyism of George Moore, and Moore's use of the romantic epiphany in his Victorian novels.