“Charles Baudelaire defined the dandy, in the later “metaphysical” phase of dandyism, as one who elevates sthetics to a living religion, that the dandy’s mere existence reproaches the responsible citizen of the middle class: “Dandyism in certain respects comes close to spirituality and to stoicism” and “These beings have no other status, but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own persons, of satisfying their passions, of feeling and thinking …. Dandyism is a form of Romanticism. Contrary to what many thoughtless people seem to believe, dandyism is not even an excessive delight in clothes and material elegance. For the perfect dandy, these things are no more than the symbol of the aristocratic superiority of mind.”
Materials used: ink, markers, watercolors on paper.
One of a kind artwork
Size: 29.7 x 42 x 0.5 cm (unframed) / 29.7 x 42 cm (actual image size)
Signed on the front.
This artwork is sold and shipped to you by Stefania Morgante, and will be packaged in a cardboard box. Artworks are dispatched within 3 working days from Italy.