The Critic as Artist | Study Guide

Oscar Wilde

Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic


Course Hero. "The Critic as Artist Study Guide." Course Hero. 8 Jan. 2021. Web. 17 Jan. 2022. <>.

In text

(Course Hero)



Course Hero. (2021, January 8). The Critic as Artist Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from

In text

(Course Hero, 2021)



Course Hero. "The Critic as Artist Study Guide." January 8, 2021. Accessed January 17, 2022.


Course Hero, "The Critic as Artist Study Guide," January 8, 2021, accessed January 17, 2022,

The Critic as Artist | Glossary


aesthetic: (adj) relating to or dealing with the beautiful

annihilate: (v) to destroy

antithesis: (n) the opposite

antinomian: (n) a person who rejects socially established morality

arbitrary: (adj) coming about at random, by chance, or by an unreasonable act of will

didactic: (adj) intended to teach or making moral observations

kosmos: (n) alternate spelling of cosmos which is an orderly harmonious universe

materialism: (n) the theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything can be explained as a manifestation of matter or results of matter

metaphysics: (n) a study of that which is outside of objective experience

obscure: (adj) not clearly expressed or readily understood

philanthropy: (n) something done or a gift given for humanitarian purposes

philology: (n) the study of literature and of topics related to literature or to language as used in literature

provident: (adj) saving for the future

realism: (n) the theory or practice of adhering to an accurate representation of real life in art and literature

Renaissance: (n) a period of robust artistic and intellectual activity

temperament: (n) a characteristic or inclination or mode of emotional response

verisimilar: (adj) appearing real

vulgar: (adj) morally crude or lacking in taste

Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about The Critic as Artist? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!