27.3.09

re-cover nr.53

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

This picture was taken in Amsterdam, 2009.

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author.
The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1891.


In the book, Dorian Gray attends a performance of Richard Wagner's opera, Tannhäuser, and is explicitly said to personally identify with the work.

In 1997 was released Wilde, a British biographical film, with Stephen Fry in the titular role.

"Oh how cruel for me to know, each breath will take beauty away."
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
"The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you."
"Why was I born with such contemporaries?"

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