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Ruskin 2000

Thursday, 29 August 2019

13:00 to 13:45

Ruskin 2000

Lunchtime Talk: Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites and Science 

Thursday 29th August, 48 Arundle Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP

Free, Just turn up

The Victorian age was defined by new industries, new technologies, new knowledg. John Ruskin hated the effets of industrialisation, but he admired science itself, in this talk, John Holmes, will explore how Ruskin and the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to re-establish art on scientific principles. Encouraged by Ruskin and his writings on art, the pre-Raphaelite replicated the precision and rigor of the sciences acro their work. From painting to sculpture and even poetry. The pre-Raphaelite artists and collaborated directly with Ruskin and his circle in building new museums to teach and celebrate modern science.