The depiction of the landscape in art was an ongoing preoccupation for John Ruskin (1819-1900), and it has proved so with English artists ever since.
This new exhibition at the Millennium Gallery takes the ideas of the Victorian critic and scholar as a starting point for an absorbing journey into how artists past and present represent the world around them.
Paintings by JMW Turner, George Frederick Watts, the Pre-Raphaelites and the great man himself share gallery space with work by contemporary artists, including Julian Opie and Kathy Prendergast.
Glasswork and furniture also feature in a show that is as full of vibrancy, energy and surprises as the landscapes that surrounds us.
Ruskin’s views on landscapes and how to record and respond to them were well recorded in his many published writings during the Victorian period, but in later years his ideas on how to capture and interpret landscape shifted to take in some