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date: 26 February 2020

Women artists in Ruskin's circlelocked

(act. 1850s–1900s)
  • Jane Garnett

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Women artists in Ruskin's circle (act. 1850s–1900s), were bound by interlocking strands of affinity, and manifested in their lives and work the strong attraction and influence of the convictions of John Ruskin (1819–1900). Ruskin's relationships with women with whom he could share, or on whom he could project, his artistic, religious, and social sensibilities were a defining force in his life. His most successful relationships were with women or girls who could feel to him like younger sisters, offering both emotional sustenance and a receptiveness to guidance. When the ...

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