John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing

Jonathan Jones   /  Fuente:  The Guardian

Study of Moss, Fern and Wood -Sorrel, upon a Rocky River Bank, 1875-79. Photograph: Hazel Drummond/© Collection of the Guild of St George / Museums Sheffield

The influential critic, social reformer and troubled genius profoundly changed British culture. In his 200th anniversary year, can this exhibition help us see him clearly?

At the heart of this celebration of Ruskin’s 200th anniversary is a telling story of his generous, ardent spirit. In 1875, Ruskin created a museum for the people of Sheffield. The north remembers: this show has been created by Sheffield’s museums together with the Ruskinian Guild of St George. Art, Ruskin believed, was for everyone. And everyone needs it.

‘John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing’ is at Two Temple Place, London, from 26 January until 22 April…

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