By Paul Fortunato
Oscar Wilde was once a client modernist. His modernist aesthetics drove him into the center of the mass tradition industries of Eighteen Nineties London, relatively the journalism and renowned theatre industries.
Wilde was once super lively in those industries: as a journalist on the Pall Mall Gazette; as journal editor of the Women’s international; as commentator on costume and layout via either one of those; and eventually as a fabulously well known playwright.
Because of his wish to influence a mass viewers, the first parts of Wilde’s customer aesthetic have been superficial decoration and ephemeral public picture – either one of which he associated with the theatrical. This obstacle with the skin and with the ephemeral was once, sarcastically, a foundational part of what turned twentieth-century modernism – therefore we will be able to name Wilde’s aesthetic a shopper modernism, a root and department of modernism that used to be mostly erased.
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Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde (Studies in Major Literary Authors) by Paul Fortunato