'Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud' exhibition launch

Posted on 29 March 2019

Exhibition co-curated by Richard Johns open at York Art Gallery

Congratulations to Richard and colleagues at York Art Gallery, where their new exhibition 'Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud' opens today. Richard describes the exhibition below:

“Taking Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ as a point of departure, the new exhibition explores the importance of the work of JMW Turner for Ruskin’s understanding of the natural world. With Turner’s vibrant landscapes running through his mind, Ruskin encouraged his audiences to pay close attention to the world around them, and to consider the impact of human actions on the environment at a local and global level.The exhibition also explores Ruskin’s struggles with mental health, which came to have a profound effect on the way he interpreted the world around him."

The exhibition runs until the 23rd June.