Loggia of the Ducal Palace, Venice, John Ruskin, 1849-50

Loggia of the Ducal Palace, Venice Artist: John Ruskin (British, London Brantwood, Cumbria) Date: Medium: Watercolor over graphite Dimensions: Sheet: 18 × 11 in.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) Entrance to the South Transept of Rouen Cathedral 1854

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John Ruskin, Self-portrait, Watercolor, Source: Frontispiece, Works, XVII.

John Ruskin ~ Self-portrait, Watercolor, Source: Frontispiece, Works, XVII.

Study of the Marble Inlaying on the front of the Casa Loredan, Venice John Ruskin

Ashmolean − The Elements of Drawing, John Ruskin’s teaching collection at Oxford Ruskin, John - Study of the Marble Inlaying on the Front of the Casa Loredan, VeniceView Details

Illustration for The Stones of Venice, 1851.  "Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth." --John Ruskin

Illustration for The Stones of Venice I 1851 I "Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth." I John Ruskin

John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1855   Ornaments from Rouen, St. Lô, and Venice, p. 25    John Ruskin    R. P. Cuff, engraver    1855    6 7/8 x 4 5.32 inches    Plate I, The Seven Lamps of Architecture in Works, 8.16

This drawing demonstrates the beautiful detail that can be created with pencil. I also like the warmth and life that pencil creates, compared to the deliberate industrial feeling of pen and ink.

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