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Home arrow ART arrow Contouring beauty. The colours of Ruskin
Contouring beauty. The colours of Ruskin
Written by M.M.   
johnruskin_cadoro_1845.jpgA central figure in the international art world of the XIX century, author, painter, and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) loved Venice. His scholarly masterpiece, The Stones of Venice, is a study on its architecture and a hymn to beauty as well as to the uniqueness and unique fragility of this city. Gabriella Belli, director of the Venice City Museums, hired curator Anna Ottani Cavina to produce an homage exhibition, John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, opening at Palazzo Ducale on March 10.

 

A genius, admired from Tolstoy and Proust, Ruskin could influence the aesthetics of his time with his interpretation of art and architecture. In the exhibition, we will see Ruskin the painter thanks to important international loans. Over one hundred pieces testify his “tireless attempt to understand the world” on thousands of pen drawings and watercolours. Venice, architecture, the great Venetian masters, a penchant for nature, curiosity, imagination – Ruskin’s art is all of this. He admired Turner, though unlike Turner’s, his art doesn’t point to the sublime. It is instead descriptive, analytical, focused on reality. Yet, in the study of natural data, we see absolute glimpses of visionary power.

 

«John Ruskin. Le pietre di Venezia»
10 March-10 June 2018

Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco - Venice
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