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John Ruskin, Godfather to the Pre-Raphaelites, was born 200 years ago today
Two hundred years ago today, the major British art critic and writer John Ruskin was born in London. Although Ruskin appears to have painted only in watercolour, and for his own ends, this article takes a look at some of his paintings and his role as a major influence... Read more
Should we be rehabilitating Sargent, or his critics?
It is refreshing to read Peter Malone’s long and well-considered review of the just-closed exhibition of John Singer Sargent’s more informal portraits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends. John Singer Sargent, Simplon Pass. The Tease (1911), watercolour on paper, 40 x 52.4 cm,... Read more