Oscar Wilde on Great Art

Wilde was so wise and my respect for him increases with every year:

“The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.”
Oscar Wilde

(via Lightning History)

One response to “Oscar Wilde on Great Art”

  1. Deborah Barlow Avatar

    This reminds me of James Elkins’ experiment outlined in “Pictures and Tears”, asking fellow art historians if they cried in front of works of art. Almost all of them said no, that wouldn’t be “professional.”

    Oscar, you get it. Again.

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