This exhibition presents Hideyuki Sobue’s portrait of John Ruskin, commissioned for the 2019 bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.
Hideyuki Sobue’s portrait of John Ruskin, commissioned for the 2019bicentenary of his birth, presents Ruskin as a prophet for our contemporaryperiod of ecological and existential crisis.
With new works exploring the Lake District landscape by Hideyuki, thisexhibition calls forth Ruskin’s love of nature, his spirituality and theconflicting sensitivities of this visionary man.
In partnership with Brantwood, John Ruskin’s home inthe Lake District. Supported by ArtsCouncil England.
On Thursday 23 January 4.30 – 5.30pm-
Lake District artist HideyukiSobue introduces his project, ‘Conversation with Ruskin’.
As a Japanese artist based in theLake District, where Ruskin chose to live for 28 years prior to his death,Sobue has been intrigued by his legacy in art and sustainability, whichprovided an ideological foundation for the Pre-Raphaelites, the Arts and Craftsmovement and the National Trust. Culminated as his art project ‘Conversationwith Ruskin’, Sobue explored Ruskin’s legacy in his art.
Through his artist talk, Sobuewill share how he developed this project with its concept, in-depth story aboutthe project alongside his art practice.