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Art and Diversity of Opinion – “The Picture of Dorian Gray” – Oscar Wilde 

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Civilisation, Criticism, Culture, Elitism, Quotes

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.

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