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Lecture: "Truth to Nature: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s" Nov. 1

  • 11/1/2012 | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

Lecture: "Truth to Nature: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s" Nov. 1"Truth to Nature: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s"

Dr. Anne Helmreich
Senior Program Office, Getty Foundation; Associate Professor of Art History, Case Western Reserve University
Thursday, November 1, 2012
4:15 pm
Beam Classroom, VAC

The quest for truth to nature irrevocably shaped the course of British art and science in the nineteenth century. This talk examines the dynamic relationship between these two seemingly disparate disciplines and its impact on American art making, drawing on examples highlighted in the exhibition 'We Never See Anything Clearly': John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Image:
John Ruskin
Bellinzona, 1858
watercolor and gouache over graphite on off-white wove paper
8 1/2 in. x 6 1/16 in. (21.59 cm x 15.4 cm)
Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1956.24.257
Bowdoin College Museum of Art