How did I learn to judge between one work and another? By looking and reading and looking and reading and looking.
Paula Rego, John Ruskin, Donald Judd, Lucian Freud, Hokusai, and, yes, Leonardo da Vinci.
Ruskin was captivated with more than just art and architecture. He wrote at some length on geology, mythology, crystallography, ornithology, herpetology — and who knows what else.
New York University’s Grey Gallery takes on the concept of the sublime in contemporary landscape art.
The Romantic landscape artists of the 18th and 19th century were so obsessed with nature and the skies above that in 1856 critic John Ruskin called the frenzy “modern-day cloud worship.”