Exhibition – Anthony Green and friends

3 of Ruskin's works are included in a new show about the work of Anthony Green RA and his friends: From the Gallery website: Chris Beetles Gallery is pleased to offer this unique exhibition as a contribution to the celebrations of the 250th Anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Academy of Arts. New and [...]

Discovered: Strawberry Mousse, 1959

It was great to discover recently the location of one of my personal favourite paintings,  "Strawberry Mousse". As a child I loved this irreverent work depicting a well-to-do lady shovelling down her dessert. So I was delighted to find its location purely by chance on Instagram. The painting currently hangs behind the bar at Wilton's, [...]

David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents it's extensive retrospective exhibition of David Hockney's work this week. Ruskin was one of Hockney's tutors during his time at the Royal College of Art. This 1961 portrait of Carel Weight cheekily includes a copy of one of Hockney's early works in the background. View the Tate Gallery Exhibition page Hockney at [...]

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

https://youtu.be/m5Ugt4F0qq8 Ruskin casts a 'Critical Eye' over his work at the RA Summer Exhibtion Ruskin Spear was a member of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Hanging committee for most of his time as a Royal Academician. Consequently, as the years rolled by, it did become a bit of a routine, but was always a challenge and [...]