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Artists as Observers. Roots of Drawing. J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). John Ruskin 1818-1900. Championed Turner and later the Pre-Raphaelites he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. principal role of the artist is "truth to nature“

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artists as observers

Artists as Observers

Roots of Drawing

john ruskin 1818 1900
John Ruskin 1818-1900
  • Championed Turner and later the Pre-Raphaelites
  • he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society.
  • principal role of the artist is "truth to nature“
  • warning about the moral and spiritual health of society
  • Response to capitalism, industrialisation, pollution – first environmentalist?
  • cultural achievements had been compromised, and its society corrupted, by the decline of true Christian faith. Instead of revering the divine, Renaissance artists honoured themselves, arrogantly celebrating human sensuousness.
  • Loss of faith?
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyPEnj3Gsco ruskin as observer
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiEjqnqvEO4 – why ruskin is important
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John Ruskin, Capital 36 of the Ducal Palace, Venice (1849–52), graphite and wash on white laid paper

John Ruskin, Moss and Wild Strawbeny, c.1850 (pencil)

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John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851

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michael landy
Michael Landy
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_t2cwJQnw
  • The secret history of drawing ( 4 parts)
  • Watch them!
  • Landy starts at 51.15
  • http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-michael-landy
drawing
Drawing
  • Weed,rock,plant
  • Careful observation,
  • Pencil
  • Ink wash and fineliner
  • Homework – start drawing of a family member