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Turner and Ruskin - a celebration
Talk begins at 2pm
Suzanne Fagence Cooper Wednesday 06 November 2019

In this talk we celebrate the 200th birthday of the eminent Victorian, John Ruskin.    Ruskin was, from an early age, a man of prodigious genius and infinite curiousity.  He explored, and captured, the entire landscape of human knowledge.  He loved the architecture of Venice, the majesty of the Alps and the tranquil scenery of the Lake District.

In 1840, when he was 21 years old, Ruskin met JMW Turner for whom he had a great regard.  Turner for him represented his ideal 'Modern Painter'.  In the face of industrial development, Turner's defiant, romantic vision struck a chord in the young man's heart.

This talk will open your eyes to the beauty of Ruskin's words and watercolours, and share his delight in the extraordinary visions created by Turner.

Our Speaker: Suzanne Fagence Cooper

Suzanne studied history at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute and at Christie's Education.  She was a Curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years and is now a Visitiung Fellow at the University of York.

She is currently Research Curator at York Art Gallery, working on an exhibition     Turner, Ruskin and the Storm Cloud which opens in Spring 2019 in York and Kendal