John Ruskin (1819-1900), whose life spanned the Victorian era, became the most celebrated and influential art critic of his age. Author of countless books and a gifted draughtsman, he was a polymath whose interests ranged from literature, art and architecture to geology, early photography, and the sciences. He inherited a fortune but gave most of it away on philanthropic enterprises. His work on Venetian architecture is best remembered in his three-volume masterpiece, The Stones of Venice, published from 1851–53. Sarah Quill will discuss his life and Venetian work in this illustrated lecture.
Sarah Quill has worked between Venice and London for many years to create a photographic archive of Venetian architecture, sculpture, and daily life. Her book, Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited was published in 2000, followed by a new and extended edition in 2015, which has recently been translated into Italian. She lectures regularly, principally on Venetian subjects, and is a trustee of the Venice in Peril Fund, the British committee for the preservation of Venice.
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