|Title:||William Blake (The Oxford Authors)|
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|Publisher:||Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (August 4, 1988)|
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William Blake: Apprentice & Master is at the Ashmolean, Oxford, 4 December to 1 March 2015. Blake loved this image, the frontispiece to Europe a Prophecy, and made several copies. The old man is Urizen, in Blake’s mythology the embodiment of reason and law and a repressive, satanic force trying to bring uniformity to mankind. In America a Prophecy, Urizen is the evil god who rules during the Enlightenment. Here he is seen kneeling in a flaming discus surrounded by dark cloud, hand held over a compass, apparently measuring the black void. A copy was commissioned from Blake during the final days of his life. He worked on it, tinting the colours, as he was propped up on his sickbed
William Blake Biography - The English poet, artist and mystic William Blake is regarded to be amongst the most significant figures of visual arts and poetry of the Romantic ag. The Blakes moved to Felpham, Sussex in 1800. Here, Blake illustrated works for poet William Hayley. In 1803, Blake was acquitted for uttering subversive remarks against the king during a violent confrontation with a soldier. Blake continued to make illustrations for his Book of Revelations and also for works of others such as Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th Century Canterbury Tales, Robert John Thornton’s Virgil and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In 1821, Blake and Catherine move to lodgings in Fountain Court, Strand where he worked on the book of his last patron, John Linnell.
The engraved Illustrations are considered to be Blake's greatest masterpieces in the medium of engraving, and were also a rare commercial and critical success for Blake.
This first comprehensive selection of Blake's poetry and prose in modernized form with complete annotation fully represents his extraordinarily diverse achievements and breaks new ground in elucidating his powerful prose.
A close reading of Blake’s classic poem ‘The Clod and the Pebble’ is a William Blake poem that first appeared in his 1794 volume Songs of Experience, the companion-piece to his 1789 collection Songs of Innocence.
William Blake (1757–1827) was a British artist, engraver, poet, and writer on theological themes. His illuminated books were the product of his technological inventiveness, and are characterized by the juxtaposition of texts and images in which a dialectic between two different media is a means of stimulating the imagination of the viewer and reader. Influences on Blake are often hard to trace, though he explicitly cites and criticizes Milton and Swedenborg, as well as the contemporary artist Joshua Reynolds . Illustrations of the Book of Job as an Example of Blake’s Biblical Interpretation. Every Honest Man Is a Prophet.
Blake, William (1757–1827). in An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age Length: 1321 words. View all reference entries . Works by William Blake. Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Results will open in a new browser window or tab, so you can keep your place on this site while you explore related material.
William Blake is famous today as an imaginative and original poet, painter, engraver and mystic. But his work, especially his poetry, was largely ignored during his own lifetime, and took many years to gain widespread appreciation. The third of six children of a Soho hosier, William Blake lived and worked in London all his life.