Historical and contemporary work exploring Ruskin's influential philosophy of capturing 'truth' in landscape.

Addressing a room of art undergraduates at the University of Oxford, Ruskin said of the medium: 'Landscape painting is the thoughtful and passionate representation of the physical conditions appointed for human existence. It imitates the aspects, and records the phenomena, of the visible things which are dangerous or beneficial to men; and displays the human methods of dealing with these, and of enjoying them or suffering from them, which are either exemplary or deserving of sympathetic contemplation.'

Drawn mainly from Sheffield’s own Ruskin collection and the city's wider holdings, the exhibition investigates this idea through the work of artists including J. M. W. Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Lear, John Constable, Elizabeth Blackadder, Dan Holdsworth, Julian Opie and George Shaw.

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2PP

0114 278 2600


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