A look forward to the eclectic collection of painters whose anniversaries I’ll be marking here, and a glimpse of some of the paintings to come. Happy New Year!
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.
Was John Ruskin a promoter or detractor? How great was his influence on the style, practice, and success?
Were Pre-Raphaelite landscape paintings just a brief and unimportant, passing phase, or did they have significant influence?
A brief survey of landscapes by Ford Madox Brown, Thomas Seddon, William Dyce, and others in the late 1850s.