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 facility of the murals to move, to disorient, to maneuver, to extort the equivocal pleasuresof self-loss. He additionally explores how the attractive baby bargains partisans of 'art for art's sake' a logo for the ecstatic and erotic, even the queer probabilities of paintings. Aestheticism's erotic baby is therefore in stark distinction to the blameless baby of latest ideology, who secures the claims of identification opposed to the very disorientations celebrated by way of aestheticism. Articulating aesthetic shipping during the wanting and wanted baby, aestheticism interrogates the ideology underpinning sexual oppression.

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