Lunchtime Lecture: John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye

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7 February 2019, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

John Ruskin
by John McClelland
Summer 1892
NPG x12175

Immerse yourself in history, art and culture at our popular Lunchtime Lectures. Doors open at 12.45. Lectures begin at 13.15 and last approximately one hour.

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth, Robert Hewison (recognised expert on the work of John Ruskin, 1819-1900), explores the life and ideas of the Victorian era's leading art critic through his autobiographical writings and his encounters with a series of major works of art.

Robert Hewison is a recognised expert on the work of John Ruskin (1819-1900), publishing his first study, John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye in 1976. He has published several books on Ruskin, and he co-curated the exhibition Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites at Tate Britain in 2000. He is a Visiting Professor at the Ruskin Library and Research Centre at Lancaster University, a Trustee of the Ruskin Foundation, and a former Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. In 2010 Yale University Press published his Ruskin on Venice: “The Paradise of Cities”. He has also published widely on aspects of 20th century British cultural history. His latest book, Ruskin and his Contemporaries is published by Pallas Athene in September 2018. Robert Hewison chairs the co-ordinating committee for Ruskin's bicentenary celebrations, Ruskin To-Day.