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art is individualism

Oscar Wilde

English playwright

“Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.”

“There are two great tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it.”

  1. The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
  2. Intentions: “The Decay of Lying: an Observation”
  3. Intentions: “Pen, Pencil and Poison a Study in Green”
  4. Intentions: “The Critic as Artist with some remarks upon the importance of discussing everything”
  5. Intentions: “The Truth of Masks a Note on Illusion”
linked mentions for "art is individualism":
  1. concerning the spiritual in art

    The painter Wassily Kandinsky saw himself as a pioneer of a new spirituality. “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”, 1911 (Василий Кандинский, “О

  2. selfishness and altruism

    from The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891), Oscar Wilde: exaggerated altruistic virtues original virtue through disobedience selfishness is to