Monday, January 10, 2011

An Oxymoron

The oxymoron: a preposterous relic posing here as Jugendstil pin-up boy. The Emperor Franz-Josef, already impossibly ossified in 1908, would live to lead the Austro-Hungarian empire into war in 1914. Decadence: when youth and age, revolution and reaction, posey and potpourri, can no longer be distinguished.

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