John Ruskin

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Effie Gray review – Emma Thompson’s entertaining take on a doomed Victorian marriage
Dakota Fanning performs with gusto in this slightly hammy account of John Ruskin and Effie Gray’s marital disaster

Peter Bradshaw

12, Apr, 2021 @9:32 AM

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Phyllis Rose: ‘Power still resides in marriage’
The US author on her reissued classic about Victorian literary couples, the danger of ‘cancelling’ writers, and why gossip is underrated

Rachel Cooke

14, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Country diary: the stream's lazy crawl is deceptive
Gillfield Wood, South Yorkshire: After heavy rain, the Totley Brook has teeth, and the threat of flooding is ever-present

Ed Douglas

27, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Kathy Acker's astonishing vision and Bacon bares all – the week in art
The ICA illuminates Acker’s words with some terrific art and Modern One in Edinburgh celebrates Francis Bacon’s images of blood and guts in 1950s Soho

Jonathan Jones

03, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Ruskin blazes and the Queen unleashes the end of the world – the week in art
Her Majesty’s Da Vinci drawings of everything from anatomy to armageddon go on tour, the might of Michelangelo is challenged, and science washes up in Margate

Jonathan Jones

25, Jan, 2019 @4:22 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Vice to John Ruskin, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

25, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing review - oddball or visionary?
The influential critic, social reformer and troubled genius profoundly changed British culture. In his 200th anniversary year, can this exhibition help us see him clearly?

Jonathan Jones

24, Jan, 2019 @5:18 PM

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10 great European art anniversaries in 2019
From 100 years of Bauhaus to 500 years since Leonardo’s death, a host of landmark art events and exhibitions open around Europe this year

Rachel Dixon

18, Jan, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Climate change ravages Turner’s majestic glaciers
New images by Emma Stibbon of locations used by Turner and Ruskin highlight the toll taken on Alpine landscape

Dalya Alberge

06, Jan, 2019 @5:59 AM

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Ruskin the radical: why the Victorian critic is back with a vengeance
He believed life should be beautiful, inequality was an outrage and that capitalism leads to aesthetic degradation. No wonder the quintessential Victorian speaks so powerfully to our times

Larry Ryan

30, Aug, 2018 @8:15 AM

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Writers and Their Mothers review – the legacy of maternal blessings
Made, marred, mollycoddled and inspired … Philip Larkin, Ian McEwan and Samuel Beckett are among the authors in this lively collection of affectionate and celebratory essays

Anthony Quinn

10, Mar, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Britain’s best-loved artwork is a Banksy. That’s proof of our stupidity | Jonathan Jones
Banksy’s work is not real art, which should be complex and difficult, writes Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

26, Jul, 2017 @2:35 PM

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