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2014-02-12 12:27:49

Discover the extraordinary and beautiful drawings and watercolours made by one of Victorian Britain's most eminent writers and thinkers At the National Gallery of Canada From February 14 to May 11, 2014 OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Perhaps best known as one of Victorian Britain's leading art critics and theorists, John Ruskin (1819-1900) was famous for the breadth of his subject matter and variety of writing forms. Equally significant, though, are his extraordinary drawings...

2007-01-15 12:00:18

By Carolyn Hitt According to legend, eminent Victorian John Ruskin was so horrified to discover on his wedding night that his wife had hair on her nether regions, he never consummated their marriage. Basing his ideal of the feminine form on gleaming classical statues, poor Ruskin never realised that women can be as hairy as the next man. Almost 160 years later, female body hair is still subject to the ych y fi factor. If Ruskin was honey- mooning in 2007, however, he might not be so...

2006-02-15 04:57:52

LONDON (Reuters) - An 1842 watercolor by JMW Turner could well set a saleroom record when it goes under the hammer in June, auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday. The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne is expected to fetch more than two million pounds ($3.47 million), putting it on target to beat the current record for a Turner watercolor on paper of 2.04 million pounds set in 2001 by Heidelberg with a Rainbow. It is also within striking distance of the world record for a British work of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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