Fly, Study After Petrus Christus
The aestheticization of politics was an idea first coined by Walter Benjamin as being a key ingredient to Fascist regimes. In this theory, life and the affairs of living are conceived of as innately artistic, and related to as such politically. Politics are in turn viewed as artistic, and structured like an art form which reciprocates the artistic conception of life being seen as art. I'm investigating the thin line between beauty of human body and it's idealistic representation, over- aestheticization.