12th July - 5th October 2019

Location: Abbot Hall Gallery Kendal

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud will be the first in-depth examination of the relationship between both men, their work, and the impact Ruskin had in highlighting climate change. In addition to Ruskin’s paintings and writings, the exhibition will feature an introductory film along with a new publication incorporating fresh research on Ruskin and Turner’s work. Abbot Hall is partnering with York Art Gallery and University of York on Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. Works from both partners go on show alongside substantial loans from national and regional collections. In showing Ruskin’s and Turner’s influence today among contemporary artists, the exhibition will also display a series of large monochrome drawings by Emma Stibbon. In June 2018, Royal Academician Stibbon retraced the steps of Turner and Ruskin visiting the Alps. She took the route made by Ruskin in June 1854 when he produced a series of daguerreotypes (early photographs) of Alpine scenery, to see what remains of the glaciers today.

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