By Paul Fortunato
Oscar Wilde was once a client modernist. His modernist aesthetics drove him into the guts of the mass tradition industries of Eighteen Nineties London, rather the journalism and renowned theatre industries.
Wilde used to be tremendous 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 renowned 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 snapshot – either one of which he associated with the theatrical. This obstacle with the outside and with the ephemeral was once, mockingly, a foundational portion of what grew to become twentieth-century modernism – hence we will be able to name Wilde’s aesthetic a shopper modernism, a root and department of modernism that was once principally erased.
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Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde (Studies in Major Literary Authors) by Paul Fortunato