Cornerstone Festival: Paul O’Keeffe
‘Behold the Light of Nature!’ – Ruskin on Turner
Thursday, 26 November 2015 Time: 19.30
Paul O’Keeffe, actor and art historian, recreates John Ruskin’s celebrated lecture as it was first delivered at the Philosopher’s Hall, Edinburgh in 1853.
Passionate, opinionated, and controversial, the great Victorian critic set out to defend the posthumous reputation of JMW Turner by placing his work in the context of six centuries of landscape painting.
His moving account of the life, achievements and lonely death of the embattled painter is guaranteed to bring a lump to the throat.