Oscar Wilde Monument, Dublin
Oscar Wilde appears comfortable seated on this rock - and he seems to be about to break into the telling of one of his famous children's stories. The sculpture is in Merrion Square, roughly opposite the house where he grew up during the 1860s and early 70s. The artist Danny Osborne (b. 1949) very consciously avoided putting Oscar on a pedestal or in any kind of "heroic pose." Osborne used Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland as a model for the piece; Holland unveiled the sculpture at its dedication in 1997,
The very cool and fancy sculptures of Oscar Wilde and a woman who probably is a portrait of his wife Constance, can be found close to his place of birth (Merrion Square). I spent some timer here taking photos. A must see because it is such an unusal work of Art. Wilde feels very much alive and colorful.
The statue of Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde by Danny Osborne sits in a secluded corner of Merrion Square. Wilde spent his childhood living at No 1 Merrion Square and the statue is a fitting tribute to the turbulent and flamboyant man.
In Merrion Square, inside the north west corner gateway, there's a statue of Oscar Wilde composed of different coloured stone, sitting on a large granite boulder. This has been called at least once The Queer with the Leer, The Fag on the Crag or The Quare in the Square ("quare" being a dialectal Irish pronunciation of queer).
In a typical park between the typical Dublin Houses on the Corner in Front of the House where he has lived you will find the statue of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason. One of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day, known for his barbed and clever wit, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned after being convicted in a famous trial for gross indecency (homosexual acts).
Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854 he was a famous Irish playwrite, poet and writer and many of his work is still used today. There is a statue of him on the corner Marion Square inside the park opposite his childhood home there is a statue of him lying accross a rock
But...is it really a statue? The way he looks at you makes you feel as he still once more mocking anybody who dares to challenge his mind..well, try to give him back the same look and you feel better !!
This is the house with yellow door in my picture is the house were Oscar Wilde was born. Address: 21 Westland Row.
On the corner of Merrion Square park, opposite his chilfdhood home, is a statue of Oscar Wilde, indolently reclining on a rock - which I am sure his nanny would never have allowed!