John Ruskin



John_Ruskin_1850s_2John Ruskin

* 8.Februer 1819 in London; † 20.Januar 1900 in Brantwood

was the leading English art critic, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.


“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ”

“All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.”

       “The best thing in life aren’t things.”

– John Ruskin