|Herkomer, John Ruskin, 1879, NPG|
200 years after his birth?
|John Ruskin, Capital of a Loggia, Venice, Lakeland Arts|
|J M W Turner, Figures in a Storm, Tate|
Alongside the exhibition, I have been drawing together my own responses to Ruskin, as an introduction to his life and work, in
‘To See Clearly: Why Ruskin Matters’.
|John Ruskin, Tomb of Ilaria del Caretto: Lucca, Ashmolean|
|John Ruskin, View from my window, Mornex, Lakeland Arts|
Ruskin imagines new ways for ‘hand, head and heart’ to work together. He teaches us that buildings tell stories; how to travel with more care; the need to respond to our own mental fragility, and to the anxieties of others. Ruskin tells us how to work more effectively, and more fairly. Above all he challenges us to keep learning, in small ways and in great.
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