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By George P. Landow

Ruskin, the nice Victorian critics of paintings and society, had an incredible effect on his age and our personal. A hugely profitable propagandist for the humanities, he did a lot either to popularize excessive paintings and to carry it to the hundreds. an excellent theorist and functional critics of realism, he additionally produced the best nineteenth-century discussions of myth, the ugly, and pictorial symbolism.

Most who've written approximately this striking Victorian polymath have approached him both as literary critics or as artwork historians. during this e-book, which used to be first released in 1985, George P. Landow offers a extra balanced view and provides a strikingly new technique which unearths that Ruskin wrote all through his occupation as an interpreter, an exegete. His interpretations lined many fields of human event and endeavour, not just work, poems, and structures but additionally modern social matters, reminiscent of the discontent of the operating sessions.

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623). Even though Ruskin (and the editors of the Library Edition) caution that he directs his remarks to beginning students, readers have frequently misunderstood his point and thought that Ruskin was here advancing a claim for the artistic superiority of extreme photographic naturalism as a painterly style. In fact, immediately after thus instructing the neophyte, Ruskin adds that when visual experience has nurtured the young artists' hand, eye, and imagination, 'we will follow them wherever they choose to lead.

Although Ruskin did not learn of this Pre-Raphaelite debt to his work until after almost three decades had passed, when Hunt thanked him in a letter, he increasingly turned to detailed readings of art after having to defend the Pre-Raphaelites. The need to defend Hunt's paintings, TheLightofthe World (1853) and The Awakening Conscience (1853), therefore importantly influenced Ruskin's own career, the student influencing the 43 Ruskin master, the influenced becoming the influence. This seeming change of direction in Ruskin's critical enterprise (which none the less was at least partly anticipated by his plan for Modem Painters) appears in both The Stones of Venice and the volume of Modem Painters Ruskin wrote next after sending his famous letters to The Times in defence of these young painters.

32 Ruskin the word-painter Such a procedure, which he employs when describing both works of art and the natural world they depict, appears, for instance, in his brilliant description of La Riccia in the first volume of Modem Painters and in many crucial passages in The Stones of Venice, including his magnificent tour of Saint Mark's, his aerial view of the Mediterranean Sea, and his narration of the approach to Torcello. This narration of the approach to this (then) desolate island exemplifies a particularly pure form of such cinematic wordpainting because Ruskin strives to convey the experience of movement towards this lonely, deserted place.

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