Oscar Wilde

(1854 – 1900) Irish poet, playwright, and wit allied with the aesthetic movement. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day. For Wilde, the purpose of art was to guide life, to do this it must concern itself only with the pursuit of beauty, disdaining morality. Public outrage over the trials arising from Wilde's homosexuality fueled English distrust of Art Nouveau as decadent and effeminate.


Related items:

 
Oscar Heyman Art Deco Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Watch
Oscar Heyman — W-17024
Oscar Heyman Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Bracelet
Oscar Heyman (attributed to) — BA-17892
Oscar Heyman Sapphire and Platinum Bracelet
Oscar Heyman (attributed to) — BA-17893

 

News

3/26/2018
Macklowe Gallery Lends Finest Art Deco Jewelry to Nassau ...

New York, NY – (March 26, 2018): The period between the First and Second World Wars was a time of radical transformation in modern life. Art, fashion, and globalization all played key roles in defining the  More>>

3/17/2018
Gervois Asks Ben Macklowe: "What Was It Like Growing ...

Gervois Magazine Asks Ben Macklowe to Describe the Origins of His Passion for Collecting Antiques Gervois Magazine – the official publication of Gervois Hotel Rating – is a quarterly digital  More>>

Events

Nassau County Museum of Art

Anything Goes: The Jazz Age in Art, Music and Literature On display from March 24th through July 8th in Anything Goes: The Jazz Age a new exhibit celebrating the roaring 1920s

Join our Newsletter

     
©2018 Macklowe Gallery. All Rights Reserved.
Visit us at:  445 Park Avenue New York, New York 10022 — 212-644-6400