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John Ruskin

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:23 am

Who's got the scoop on John Ruskin?


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Re: John Ruskin

Post  pinhedz on Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:59 am

'tis said that John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era.

He did not like Whistler. He particularly did not like "Nocturne in Black and Gold: The falling rocket:"



Ruskin, in print, accused Whistler of "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face."

Whistler sued for libel and won, but the jury only awarded him one farthing (which would seem to have been their way of presenting their own art review).

The court costs, says wiki, bankrupted Whistler.

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