Tea and Cake talk 175 Ruskin and Venice

Date(s) - 4th Nov 2019

The Wilson


Venice has attracted British writers from Shakespeare onwards, but no writer has had a greater influence than John Ruskin (1819-1900) on the way the British think of Venice This illustrated talk will examine some of the ways in which Ruskin’s understanding of art, architecture, society and history were formed by La Serenissima, and will ask to what extent our understanding and appreciation of Venice is still shaped by Ruskin.
Adrian Barlow is Chair of the Friends of The Wilson. He has a strong interest in the literature and art of the nineteenth century, his recent publications including Kempe: the Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe and a companion volume, Espying Heaven: the Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and his Artists, both published by Lutterworth Press.

Time: Speaker: 14:30-15:30 followed by tea. Cost: £10.

If you have any questions please phone Alison on 01242 519413.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
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