The essay examines Ruskin's position in relation with the aesthetics of the picturesque, which is indicative of the clash between visual and verbal codes of landscape description; at a deeper level, his assessments, often contradictory and fraught with doubts, are indicative of the conflict between the formalist picturesque and the associationist, sentimental version favoured by XIX century authors and critics.

Across the Picturesque: Ruskin's Argument with the Strange Sisters / F. Orestano (CULTURAL INTERACTIONS: STUDIES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ARTS). - In: Strange sisters : literature and aesthetics in the 19th centur / [a cura di] F. Orestano, F. Frigerio. - Oxford : Peter Lang, 2009. - ISBN 9783039118403. - pp. 99-122

Across the Picturesque: Ruskin's Argument with the Strange Sisters

F. Orestano
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2009

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The essay examines Ruskin's position in relation with the aesthetics of the picturesque, which is indicative of the clash between visual and verbal codes of landscape description; at a deeper level, his assessments, often contradictory and fraught with doubts, are indicative of the conflict between the formalist picturesque and the associationist, sentimental version favoured by XIX century authors and critics.
Ruskin; art criticism; the picturesque; aporia; formalism; associationism
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