‘The moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist, and becomes a dull or an amusing craftsman, an honest or dishonest tradesman.’
‘Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.’
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) The Soul of Man under Socialism
‘They have degraded the visible arts into the obvious arts, and the one thing not worth looking at is the obvious.’
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) The Critic as Artist
“All art is political, Jonson. Otherwise it would just be decoration. And all artists have something to say, Otherwise… they’d make shoes. And you’re not a cobbler, are you, Jonson?”
Earl of Oxford
Ha! Oh I like that.
I agree with Oscar, although he might not be flattered by that.
I love Oscar… I doubt he’d appreciate that either!