“… [W]hatever amusement we may find in reading a purely modern novel, we have rarely any artistic pleasure in re-reading it. And this is perhaps
What links Sherlock Holmes, an Oscar Wilde play and the House of Windsor? The scandal behind Sir Edward John Poynter’s painting, ‘Helen’.
16 October: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on this day in 1854.
I envy those of you in the Northern Hemisphere; this year you can attend one Oscar Wilde exhibition in Paris and another in Berkshire, England.
Dash to the station. Dodge around the tourists and dawdlers. Take the steps two at a time. Stand close to the line as the train
Oscar Wilde took inspiration from France’s reverence for the arts, but made a tactical error in assuming that the English establishment would accord artists the same respect.