Artist: Sheila Flaherty

 

Artwork Title: ‘The Danger was Half the Excitement’

 

Artwork Location: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

 

Artwork Description: Gilded portrait frame: This is a reference to The Picture of Dorian Gray a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde

 

Panthers:

De Profundis is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to "Bosie" (Lord Alfred Douglas). Oscar wrote "It was like feasting with panthers; the danger was half the excitement…"

 

Fleur de Lis wallpaper

Oscar Wilde's final address was at the Hôtel d'Alsace, on rue des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Germain-des-PrésParis. The Fleur de lis is a stylized lily composed of three petals bound together near their bases. It is especially known from the former royal arms of France. The Fleur de lis wallpaper is a reference to Paris, Oscar Wilde’s last address and his famed quote: "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has got to go."

 

Biography: I am a 34-year-old art teacher living and working in Dublin City. I am continually inspired by the city, my surroundings, experiences, travels, interactions with people and rural childhood upbringing. Art has been a lifelong gift for me and I am excited to participate in Dublin Canvas and contribute to my second home (Dublin City) by sharing art. 

 

Contact Artist: FB: artacademyireland/

 

 

Additional Dublin Canvas artwork completed by artist:

 

'Art that Inspires the World' by Sheila Flaherty

 

'Homage to Harry Clarke' by Sheila Flaherty

'Ester' by Sheila Flaherty

 

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