Taking as its concentration the erotic baby in decadent aesthetics, this publication explores the sexual and political stakes of an aestheticistexperience of rapture. Ohi examines the ability of the murals to move, to disorient, to maneuver, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. He additionally explores how the attractive baby deals partisans of 'art for art's sake' a logo for the ecstatic and erotic, even the queer chances of paintings. Aestheticism's erotic baby is hence in stark distinction to the blameless baby of latest ideology, who secures the claims of id opposed to the very disorientations celebrated via aestheticism. Articulating aesthetic shipping throughout the wanting and wanted baby, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.

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