"There is set in the deeper places of the heart such affection for the signs of age that the eye is delighted even by injuries which are the work of time; not but that there is also real and absolute beauty in the forms and colours so obtained" — John Ruskin, Modern Painters, Volume I (Works, 3.204).
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Wall Decorations . . . and Ruskinian Age-Mark
Walls with Age-Mark
The photograph at right by Jacqueline Banerjee.
More of Ruskin's Venice
- St. Marks, and the Piazza San Marco, Venice
- The Palazzo Ducale, Venice
- The Scuola de San Rocco
- On the Grand Canal
- Leaving the Grand Canal
- On the way to Venice from the mainland
Unless otherwise noted all photographs are by George P. Landow, October 2000. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.