Lightbringer (xlightbringerx) wrote in thequestionclub,

Can you help me find this exact quote by Oscar Wilde?

It appeared in a list of statements at the beginning of The Picture of Dorian Grey when I read it, but the statements didn't have anything to do with the story. One of them said something like, "The way the viewer interprets a work of art says more about the viewer than it does about the artist," or something to that effect. As in, the viewer's preconceived notions and personal experiences determine what the person takes away from the art, and it doesn't necessarily mean the artist intended it to be viewed that way. Does this sound familiar?
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