Do you want to know the greatest tragedy of my life? I put all my genius into my life; only talent – into my works. Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde as the precursor of modernism Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1856-1900) •An important figure of the European decadence •Aesthete, strange cloths and behavior •Numerous scandals •Love affair with Alfred “Bosie” Douglas •Fairy-tails , “The picture of Dorian Gray” Precursor of modernism Methods, themes Usual for the XX century Philosophy Philosophy and life are closely connected Major requisite. Biography • Mother: exaltation, the atmosphere of poetry, art, freedom • Good education (Trinity College, Oxford) • Happy family life, early fame Happy family life Фрагмент из фильма Brian Gilbert «Wilde» (1997) Philosophic ideas • Reasons of Wilde’s behavior and actions • Led to epatage • Certain philosophic idea – certain features of behavior • Connected with the literary movements Wilde and the Pre-Raphaelites • The conception of ‘pure art’ (later aestheticism) • Against the Victorian moral philosophy • Beauty, colorful descriptions • John Ruskin Albert Joseph Moore. “The dreams”. The picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wild and future The way of life Futurists Philosophy and life Literature Russian “Silver Age” “Intellectual theatre” Wilde looks like a person of the XX century. Victorian man Oscar Wilde David Burlyuck (futurist) Conclusion • -… • … • … • Thank you for attention!