Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud

  • 29th March 2019 to 5th October 2019
Touring exhibition: York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery

To celebrate Ruskin's 200th birthday the exhibition reveals Ruskin's response to Turner's vision, together with his own experience of close looking at weather patterns, mountains and the built environment. In showing Ruskin's and Turner's influence today amongst contemporary artists, the exhibition displays a series of large drawings by Emma Stibbon. In June 2018 Stibbon retraced the steps of Turner and Ruskin visiting the Alps, taking the route made by Ruskin in June 1854 where he produced a series of daguerreotypes of Alpine scenery, to see what remains of Alpine glaciers today. Her work shows how geography has been impacted by climate change over the last two centuries.