Conversation with Ruskin

"Painted, sculpted or photographed in his lifetime and since by many artists, none I know of has approached the challenge of portraying Ruskin quite like Hideyuki. In a single image he manages to bring forth Ruskin’s power, intensity, suffering and sensitivity with extraordinary clarity. Nor is Ruskin an object of contemplation. This is the face of a soul that urgently wishes to communicate with us. He inhabits the room and reaches out to us." - Howard Hull, Director of The Brantwood Trust (excerpts from Preface)


2019 is the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth. For celebrating this important milestone, I published this commemoration book for my dedicated art project "Conversation with Ruskin". The book shows an in-depth story about the concept of this project with four sections: Portrait, Nature, Referentiality, and Life-Scape, along with my art practice with rich illustrations. The specifications are as follows:


Softcover/ A5 size (148 x 210 mm)/ 80 pp/ 36 illustrations 

ISBN 978-1-78972-584-1

12 September 2019 published in the United Kingdom
This book "Conversation with Ruskin" is now available with a limited number of 200 copies. Signed and posted via Royal Mail.


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