Museums Sheffield Millennium Galleries

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Force of Nature: Picturing Ruskin's Landscape

The depiction of the landscape in art proved a lifelong obsession for John Ruskin (1819-1900). While his belief that artists should reflect and record their environment was unwavering, Ruskin’s view on how to best capture the ‘truth’ of a vista or scene was to go through a radical shift in later life. Force of Nature brings together a host of historical and contemporary work, using the evolution of Ruskin’s ideas as a means of looking at artists’ different approaches to portraying the landscape. Drawn mainly from Sheffield’s own Ruskin and art collections, the exhibition includes paintings by Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, work by Edward Lear, John Constable and Elizabeth Blackadder, alongside contemporary artists such as Dan Holdsworth, Julian Opie and George Shaw
Period15 Dec 201223 Jun 2013
Event typeExhibition