All About Art

‘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

4 thoughts on “All About Art

  1. xl

    “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



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