0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900

Buy Now

An Instinct to Draw - John Ruskin's Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Paperback) Loot Price: R469
Discovery Miles 4 690
You Save: R79 (14%)
An Instinct to Draw - John Ruskin's Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Paperback): Stephen Wildman

An Instinct to Draw - John Ruskin's Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Paperback)

Stephen Wildman

 (sign in to rate)
List price R548 Loot Price R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 You Save R79 (14%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 10 - 20 working days

John Ruskin assembled 1470 diverse works of art for use in the Drawing School he founded at Oxford in 1871. They included drawings by himself and other artists, prints and photographs. This book focuses on highlights of works produced by Ruskin himself. Drawings by John Ruskin are uniquely interesting. Unlike those of a professional artist they were not made in preparation for finished paintings or as works in their own right. Every one - and they number several thousand, depending on what can be considered a separate drawing - is a record of something seen, initially as a memorandum of that observation but with the potential to illustrate his writings or for educational purposes, notably to form part of the teaching collection of the Drawing School he established after election as Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. In addition, because of the range of interests of arguably the only true polymath of his time, every drawing touches on some interesting aspect of art and architecture, landscape and travel, botany and natural history, often connected with his writings and lectures. Ruskin's life is one of the best documented of any in the 19th century, through letters, diaries and the many autobiographical revelations in his published writings: this allows the opportunity to give almost any drawing a level of context impossible for any other artist. When there is so much background information, a single drawing reveals much about its creator, and becomes a window into the great sprawling edifice of his life and work.

General

Imprint: Ashmolean Museum
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2021
Authors: Stephen Wildman
Dimensions: 267 x 194 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-910807-45-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Exhibition catalogues and specific collections
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
LSN: 1-910807-45-1
Barcode: 9781910807453

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners