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A Fascist Dandy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Duveen

    Duveen Well-Known Member

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    Is that thing spinning?

    It's just you.
     
  2. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    wasn't he written about in 48 laws of power or Art of Seduction??

    art of seduction. maybe both. i love those books.
     
  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    here's another classic futurist sculpture, by boccioni:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. LabelKing

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    Most of his clothing was not uniform; rather he was like an updated Italianate version of King Ludwig of Bavaria. If you want well-cut uniforms and such, here is a grand photo of King Zog of Albania with his sisters: [​IMG] As for war and its aesthetics, I feel there is a "war aesthetic" found in early works such as the Illiad as well as the later foundationary elements of sado-masochist aesthetics such as the film The Night Porter with the inimitable couple of genteel decadence, Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling. Leni Riefenstahl too. Walter Benjamin said that 'Fascism was the aestheticization of politics.' One can also find aesthetics of violence in the photos of Joel-Peter Witkin.
     
  5. Arethusa

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    This guy had fucking nothing on Mishima.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    This guy had fucking nothing on Mishima.
    There were both aesthetes with an inclination towards escatic fascist states of mind. However, one tended to be more convulsive than the other, resulting in a ritual suicide. Of course, Mishima also had a sexual ambivalence which made for certain complexities such as depictions of St.Sebastien and other aesthetic-masochistic activities. [​IMG]
     
  8. Arethusa

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    I agree there are similarities. But this guy is a pale shadow of Mishima.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    I think Mishima's literature is more complex than d'Annunzio's who tended to focus on one particular thematic element. This reminds me of Fred Holland Day, an American Brahmin socialite photographer who starved himself to take self-portraits as Jesus on the cross: [​IMG]
     
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    I think Mishima's literature is more complex than d'Annunzio's who tended to focus on one particular thematic element.

    This reminds me of Fred Holland Day, an American Brahmin socialite photographer who starved himself to take self-portraits of himself as Jesus on the cross:

    [​IMG]


    Holy Christ...

    Is this what Chuck Norris would do?

    Jon.
     
  11. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] This is what Chuck Norris would do.
     
  12. johnapril

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    Chuck Norris would kill the editor for trying to apply slow mo to his spinning back hook kick scene.
     
  13. imageWIS

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    Arethusa,

    Awesome!

    Jon.
     
  14. LabelKing

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    Jesus Lives! to use the patois of Baptists.
     
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    Must be some sort of alternate ending to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
     
  16. LabelKing

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    It's a bit homoerotic that.

    Like a Bruce Weber.
     
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    Homoeroticism is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  18. LabelKing

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    Kant might disagree.
     
  19. philosophe

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    Kant might disagree.
    LOL!
     
  20. Augusto86

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    Homoeroticism is in the eye of the beholder.
    Only if their aim is bad...*runs and hides*
     

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