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Just as vigorously opposed to capitalism, wage labor/slavery, and worker exploitation were a seemingly quite different crowd of Autotelics: French aesthetes and dandies like Théophile Gautier and Gérard de Nerval. As the literary critic Gene H. Bell-Villada has argued, the idea of l’art pour l’art was particularly attractive to French writers.

Just as vigorously opposed to capitalism, wage labor/slavery, and worker exploitation were a seemingly quite different crowd of Autotelics: French aesthetes and dandies like Théophile Gautier and Gérard de Nerval. As the literary critic Gene H. Bell-Villada has argued, the idea of l’art pour l’art was particularly attractive to French writers.

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Gene Kelly: Rare Photos of a Song and Dance Legend in Paris ad una festa dopo il trionfo del suo "Pas de Dieu" 1960

Untitled (Bell Jar Object) ca. 1939 Joseph Cornell Born: Nyack, New York 1903 Died: New York, New York 1972 engraving on paperboard, paper, sequins, foil and mirror on wood in glass bell jar 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (23.5 x 15.9 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum

Joseph Cornell, Image of Untitled (Bell Jar Object) Untitled (Bell Jar Object)…

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, the mentally ill poet. Émile Nelligan, age 20 in 1899. First published at 16, this French-Canadian poet suffered a mental breakdown the same year this photograph was taken. He never recovered.

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend, the mentally ill poet. Émile Nelligan, age 20 in First published at this French-Canadian poet suffered a mental breakdown the same year this photograph was taken. He never recovered.

Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection. Image: Notebook LC #80, 1847, Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection. Image: Notebook LC Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

In 1865, Whitman lost his job as a clerk with the Department of the Interior, when his supervisor found the annotated copy, on display, among Whitman’s possessions at work.

In Whitman lost his job as a clerk with the Department of the Interior, when his supervisor found the annotated copy, on display, among Whitman’s possessions at work. {Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass}

Picture of Plan the A-Frame

Slackline Without Trees - How to Build an A-Frame

Picture of Plan the A-Frame

Moulin Rouge Toulouse-Lautrec #moulinrouge #toulouselautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec and Mr Tremolada, Zidler’s assistant.

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