She was clad in a somewhat strange garb of peacock green and peacock blue satins, that gleamed like blue and green metals, such as delight children and aesthetes
, and her heavy, hot brown hair framed one of those magic faces which are dangerous to all men, but especially to boys and to men growing grey.
The service would have been pronounced by any modern aesthetic religionist--or religious aesthete
, which is it?
So Denisoff's story is not about outsiders versus insiders, enemies of aestheticism versus aesthetes
, straight versus gay.
This was the period when there seems to have been a madness for blue and white china -- advocated for progressive Aesthetes
by the painter, Whistler.
Schaffer's view on the disappearance of the female aesthetes
from the canon is twofold.
McCormack succeeds impressively in summoning up the shimmering era of the aesthetes
, but she's so deeply inside her subject that she loses the sense of proportion needed from biographers.
For Mandler, the uniqueness of the English reaction to a cultural and national heritage makes sense only "if we fix our attention on clusters of anxious aesthetes
and intellectuals" whom he credits with the "'English tradition' of rural nostalgia.
So separating trash becomes a sort of religious ritual, a tiresome procedure that citizens are put through (or environmental aesthetes
put themselves through) to prove their fealty to Mother Earth, whether or not they're doing her any favors.
Both the Symbolists and the Aesthetes
aspired to set literature and art free from all influences.
Having perfected a mode of colorful post-painterly abstraction that winks to theory-heads and aesthetes
alike, he's lately gone gigantic: Davenport's recent fifty-nine-foot-long wall work at Tate Britain was a delirious multihued parade of syringed dribbles, and a similar centerpiece is planned for this, his first retrospective.