The English Renaissance of Art

  • 作???者:

    Oscar Wilde

  • 译???者:

    人民大学 李一凡

  • 出版社:

    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语???言:


  • 支???持:

  • 电子书:


  • 8.3(7人评过)
  • ??评论(9)
  • ??读后感(1)



As a lecturer, Wilde gives full play to his gift in eloquence. Sometimes he released his emotions in a torrent of words, citing from classics, and sometimes made witty remarks, with exceeding sarcasm. This lecture of more than ten thousand words is full of wit and humor.


The English Renaissance of Art is a lecture made by the author in the Chickering Hall of New York in January 9th of 1882. Wilde looks upon the aesthetic movement in England as a new renaissance. The author has made an elaboration as to the reason of the rise of the movement, its development direction, and its significance and impact. Although the author has expressed his ideas of art for art's sake, he does not divorce art from life. He feels it necessary to re-clarify the meaning of aesthetic art to people's lives.

奥斯卡·王尔德(Oscar Wilde)生于1854年,卒于1900年,为剧作家、诗人、散文家、艺术家、童话家,19世纪与萧伯纳齐名的英国才子。英国唯美主义艺术运动的倡导者。《典雅》杂志将他和安徒生相提并论。他一生只有九篇童话作品。《英国的文艺复兴》为作者1882年1月9日在纽约市奇克林大厅(Chickering Hall)所作的演讲。

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854—30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet and essayist. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death. As a playwright he was on a par with Bernard Shaw. He is a particularly enthusiastic advocate of aesthetic art movement. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays. The English Renaissance of Art is a lecture made by the author in the Chickering Hall of New York in January 9th of 1882.


Among the many debts which we owe to the supreme aesthetic faculty of Goethe is that he was the first to teach us to define beauty in terms the most concrete possible, to realise it, I mean, always in its special manifestations.So, in the lecture which I have the honour to deliver before you, I will not try to give you any abstract definition of beauty—any such universal formula for it as was sought for by the philosophy of the eighteenth century—still less to communicate to you that which in its essence is incommunicable, the virtue by which a particular picture or poem affects us with a unique and special joy; but rather to point out to you the general ideas which characterise the great English Renaissance of Art in this century, to discover their source, as far as that is possible, and to estimate their future as far as that is possible.


  • 英国的文艺复兴

  • The English Renaissance of Art

  • 英国文艺复兴