John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye with Robert Hewison
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was one of the most important writers of the 19th century, but he was also an artist. The drawings shown in this lecture give direct access to his ideas. The most important moments in his life took place in front of great works of art, and great works of architecture. This account of his life and ideas demonstrates the visual dimension to his thinking and celebrates Ruskin’s stress on the importance of seeing – the argument of the eye. Robert Hewison has spent a lifetime working on aspects of this great Victorian thinker.