The Beautiful and the True
Ruskin Corridor, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road CB1 1PT
The Beautiful and the True comprises five quotations taken from the Preface and Introduction to John Ruskin’s seminal work ‘Modern Painters’. Each quote will be hand painted in the original Garamond typeface by a professional signwriter. There will be one quote for each display board in the ARU Ruskin corridor.
By locating Ruskin’s quotes in the heart of an original Ruskin School, The Beautiful and the True will enable an echo of Ruskin’s original vision to reverberate through the ages and spark against current contemporary art practice and the work and endeavours of current art students.
Ruskin’s original work was something of a call to action and the quotes chosen will aim to capture his passion for the cause. Nevertheless, the work implicitly questions whether they are still important today, or merely anachronistic relics from a past era. Can we retrieve his vision and make it relevant again, and should we even attempt to do so?
Robert Good is also showing work at The Bloomsbury Festival.
Robert Good’s work considers the frailties of language and the problems of knowledge. Deconstructing texts, systems and structures, Good blends doubt with a desire for certainty that creates a fault line throughout his work. He is the founder and director of Art Language Location.