Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites

Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites

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John Ruskin was the first art critic to make his reputation by championing contemporary art: first by defending Turner, in his book Modern Painters, and then by giving his decisive support to the avant-garde Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He became one of the defining voices of the 19th century, engaging not only in the discussion of art and architecture, but the social issues of his age. Ruskin, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites, which marks the centenary of Ruskin's death, recovers his role as a contemporary critic by bringing together many of the masterpieces that he wrote about, and exploring his personal links with some of the greatest painters of the Victorian period. He was also an artist in his own right, and Ruskin's finest drawings are used to demonstrate the arguments of a critic for whom qAll great art is praiseq. The book also features many pieces from Ruskin's own art collection.John Hungerford 113 Design for the Sculpture of the Great Doorway. Oxford ... Marcel 189. 271 Prout, Samuel 12. 37. 44-5, 48, 51. 53, 59. 88, 139. 147-8 Old Street, Lisieux. Normandy 20 Pugin. ... Fasan, Venice 116, 67 Casa Contarini , Porta di Ferro (Doorhead) 82 Casa da#39;Oro, Venice 71 Casa da#39;Oro (notes on) 115. ... 14 Girl in Van Dycka#39;s Portrait (Copy) 152 The Glacier des Bois 34 Glacier des Bossons, Chamontx 140 Gneiss Rock. ... Lucerne 157 Kingtisher 168 Lecture Diagram .

Title:Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites
Author: Robert Hewison, Ian Warrell, John Ruskin, Stephen Wildman, Tate Britain (Gallery)
Publisher:Tate Gallery Pubn - 2000

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