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From Venice to Sheffield -
John Ruskin’s passion for art, craft and social justice
Simon Seligman Wednesday 16 September 2020

Over the course of a long and multifaceted life, John Ruskin took the skills and passions he first devoted to art and architecture - to see clearly and say what he saw plainly - and applied them to the analysis and condemnation of the ills of contemporary industrial capitalist society. In so doing, as a way of improving the lives of the working poor, he formed an art collection for the people of Sheffield that continues to inspire and instruct in equal measure. This lecture explains and celebrates that gift.