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The Political Awakening of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, The Casa d'Oro, Venice, 1845

 

John Ruskin was one of the formost art and social critics of the 19th century, writing on the Pre-Raphaelites, J.M.W Turner, Venetian architecture, the conditions of the working class, and socialism. From his writing on Venetian architecture we can find the foundations of his political writiings that would dominate his later life and legacy.

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Monet's Views of Venice, 1908

In the landscapes of Venice, Monet did not think it mattered what he painted; however, this study of Monet's paintings of the city indicates that architecture was critical to Monet in depicting the atmosphere of Venice.

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