art through the lens


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A tribute to Oscar Wilde…

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.”

“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty.”

“The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect use of an imperfect medium.”

“Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.”

“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.”

“We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.”

“All art is quite useless.”


“a saying to keep me company…”

“the beginning of my misery”


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  1. its nice to see you’ve been working, i was worried you were either in a ditch or caught in the worst of all artistisic vices: pretention, … say it isn’t so aunty em!- write me i miss you — jones


    September 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm

  2. love the painting!


    September 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

  3. so then shaw says ” yes but the problem is that democracy works on the basis of rule by the majority , but the majority of people are stupid”


    September 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

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