Friday, April 1, 2011

Did the aesthetic rebels get Ruskin wrong?

The aesthetic movement rejected John Ruskin's high-minded approach to art – but there was real radicalism behind his moralising


Lucrezia M. said...

Oh, yes, Ruskin had a moralistic vison of art. But he wasn't the only supporter about this idea. There was Pugin that considered the architect's morality.

Hermes said...

Thank you, I think it is a concept that surfaces in art periodically. Frances Bacon talked about morality, though it differs from mine.