Oscar Wilde and la critique impressionniste
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Anatole France, in an article on M. He dismisses these impressions as mere tastes and preferences of limited interest, whereas his concept of objective criticism aims to interest and instruct a wider audience by basing its discussion on a belief in value judgements, literary history and the hegemony of the canon.
He was to meet both of them in Paris in the early s, but his knowledge of their critical works in the s is hard to establish. Here of course the subject under discussion is fiction rather than criticism, and literary realism in particular.
Nay, more, I would say that the highest Criticism, being the purest form of personal impression, is in its way more creative than creation, as it has least reference to any standard external to itself, and is, in fact, its own reason for existing, and, as the Greeks would put it, in itself and to itself, an end.
But Wilde takes it even further, arguing through the mouthpiece of Gilbert that criticism adds to the original work, enhancing it; the highest form of criticism transcends the individual work of art to criticize beauty itself.
Gilbert states that the critic can pass from impression to analysis, if he or she chooses, and crucially here the personality of the critic enhances the interpretation, as it does with any performer.
This enables Gilbert to emphasize that all creation is inevitably subjective and that any attempt at objectivity is in fact itself subjective. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography.
How are we to interpret this? Or does introduce a caveat, suggesting that subjectivity alone is insufficient to produce high criticism, and that the critic must have the right temperament? Dilettantism is not simply the combination of second-hand aestheticism and meretricious comic paradox; it is a serious philosophical position. For Wilde, the paradox enables him to combine an idea with its opposite, to posit a truth while simultaneously subverting it and questioning its status, leaving it in a state of ambiguity.
An analogy can be made with the use of the dialogic form, which enables Wilde, as Socrates, Plato, Diderot and Renan had done before him, to combine differing ideas. Whether we call this type of criticism impressionist, artistic, aesthetic or subjective is ultimately of limited value; the significance lies in the metaphysical qualities of good criticism, which enhances the work of art by revealing to the reader something about the human condition, be it beauty, truth, hypothesis or contradiction.
He explored their relationships as well as the artistic circles they frequented or were in opposition toincluding: Divisionism for example Cloisonnism: Camille PissarroHaying at Eragny,Private Collection Reviews and adjustments[ edit ] Rewald wrote that "the term 'Post-Impressionism' is not a very precise one, though a very convenient one.
Rewald's approach to historical data was narrative rather than analytic, and beyond this point he believed it would be sufficient to "let the sources speak for themselves. Modernismthus, is now considered to be the central movement within international western civilization with its original roots in France, going back beyond the French Revolution to the Age of Enlightenment.
Symbolismhowever, is considered to be a concept which emerged a century later in France, and implied an individual approach. Local national traditions as well as individual settings therefore could stand side by side, and from the very beginning a broad variety of artists practicing some kind of symbolic imagery, ranged between extreme positions: The Nabis for example united to find synthesis of tradition and brand new form, while others kept to traditional, more or less academic forms, when they were looking for fresh contents: Symbolism is therefore often linked to fantastic, esoteric, erotic and other non-realist subject matter.
To meet the recent discussion, the connotations of the term 'Post-Impressionism' were challenged again: Alan Bowness and his collaborators expanded the period covered forward to and the beginning of World War Ibut limited their approach widely on the s to France. Other European countries are pushed back to standard connotations, and Eastern Europe is completely excluded.
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So, while a split may be seen between classical 'Impressionism' and 'Post-Impressionism' inthe end and the extent of 'Post-Impressionism' remains under discussion. For Bowness and his contributors as well as for Rewald, ' Cubism ' was an absolutely fresh start, and so Cubism has been seen in France since the beginning, and later in Anglosaxonia. Meanwhile, Eastern European artists, however, did not care so much for western traditions, and proceeded to manners of painting called abstract and suprematic —terms expanding far into the 20th century.