He became the most influential critic of painting in Britain, providing the Pre-Raphaelites with strong support. But that proved capricious, and eventually destructive to landscape painting.
Plans to celebrate anniversaries of major painters, series on narrative paintings, and more, for the coming year.
The less famous Wedding at Cana which preceded that of Veronese; two Assumptions, a Last Supper which still shocked Ruskin 300 years later, and episodes from the story of Saint Mark.
Visit Ford in Northumberland and you’ll see her murals in the old village school. Taught to paint by Rossetti, she is claimed as a Pre-Raphaelite. Was she?
Was John Ruskin a promoter or detractor? How great was his influence on the style, practice, and success?
After 1870, he drifted from the Pre-Raphaelite, painting more seascapes, but still some wonderful coastal scenes.
From his first painting of the Glacier of Rosenlaui in 1856, Brett made pure landscapes in Pre-Raphaelite style – stunning in their detail.
A brief survey of landscapes by Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Seddon, William Dyce, and others in the late 1850s.
The pursuit of truth was not easy, and posed its own problems, which altered the look of paintings.
What was Pre-Raphaelite landscape painting? A throwback to Masaccio, beyond Turner, or Ruskinism?