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Art critic and crusading polymath John Ruskin wrote enough books to sink a barge, but he was also an indefatigable performer. Actor and art historian Paul O'Keeffe recreates Ruskin's celebrated 1853 lectures at the Philosophical Institution, on architecture, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites.
In 1853 the great Victorian art critic John Ruskin delivered a controversial series of four lectures at the Philosophical Institution in Queen Street, Edinburgh. His themes were gothic architecture versus classical, Turner and the European landscape painting tradition, and an emergent group of young British Artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The Edinburgh lectures caused outrage. Witty, combative and thought provoking, Paul O'Keeffe's electrifying re-enactments will change the way you look at art, architecture and the city of Edinburgh itself. Ages 18+.
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