Oscar Wilde quotes on art and beauty

Oscar Wilde quote. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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Hatred is blind, as well as love.
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It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But … it is better to be good than to be ugly.
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A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
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While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
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No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Oscar Wilde quote. No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
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It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art
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Oscar Wilde quote. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
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Art never expresses anything but itself.
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Oscar Wilde quote. All art is quite useless. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.
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Oscar Wilde quote. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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