Who is John Ruskin?

  • (noun): British art critic (1819-1900).
    Synonyms: Ruskin

John Ruskin

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

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Robert Hewison - Publications
... John Byrne Art Life (Lund Humphries, 2011) With John Holden, The Cultural Leadership Handbook How to run a Creative Organization (Gower, 2011) Ruskin on Venice The Paradise of Cities (Yale University Press, 2009 ...
British And Irish Stained Glass (1811–1918) - Influences On The Revival of Stained Glass - Philosophic
... Begun in Oxford in 1833 by the theologian John Keble and supported by John Henry Newman, the Oxford Movement stressed the universality or "catholic" nature of the Christian Church ... John Ruskin John Ruskin, (1810–1900), an art critic, wrote two books that were highly influential in Art Philosophy ... His thinking influenced the Pre-Raphaelites, whose artistic style Ruskin defended against criticism ...
John Ruskin - Further Reading - Biographies of Ruskin
... Collingwood (1893) The Life of John Ruskin (2 vols.) (Methuen) E ... Cook (1911) The Life of John Ruskin (2 vols.) (George Allen) Derrick Leon (1949) Ruskin The Great Victorian (Routledge Kegan Paul) Tim Hilton (1985) John Ruskin The ... Dearden (2004), John Ruskin (Shire Publications) ...
John Ruskin College - History - Grammar School
... April 1945 it was granted grammar school status as the John Ruskin Grammar School for Boys (JRGS) ... It had been previously the John Ruskin Selective Central School ... Road, Shirley, in 1955, and was retitled the John Ruskin High School in 1971 before being demolished in 1991 ...

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