Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde by Mind Map: Oscar Wilde

1. Oxford

1.1. Aesthetic Movement

1.1.1. introduction of principles that emphasized art in the production of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, stained glass, textiles, wallpapers, and books

1.1.2. began in reaction to prevailing utilitarian social philosophies and to what was perceived as the ugliness and philistinism of the industrial age

1.1.3. art in its various forms should not seek to convey a moral, sentimental or educational message but should give sensual pleasure.

1.1.4. "to exist beautifully": Art for Art's sake

2. "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

2.1. Lord Henry

2.1.1. nobelman and Basil's friend

2.2. Dorian Gray

2.2.1. painted by Basil

2.2.2. represents perfect beauty

2.3. Basil Hallward

2.3.1. passionate artist

2.3.2. "I have put too much of myself into it" (into the picture)

2.3.3. "I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry"