Divine Images: The Life and Work of William Blake

Whittaker, Jason (2021) Divine Images: The Life and Work of William Blake. Reaktion Books, London. ISBN 9781789142877

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Although relatively obscure during his lifetime, William Blake has become one of the most popular English artists and writers, through poems such as ‘The Tyger’ and ‘Jerusalem’, and images including The Ancient of Days. Less well-known is Blake’s radical religious and political temperament, and that his visionary art was created to express a personal mythology that sought to recreate an entirely new approach to philosophy and art. This book examines both Blake’s visual and poetic work over his long career, from early engravings and poems to his final illustrations to Dante and the Book of Job. Divine Images further explores Blake’s immense popular appeal and influence after his death. An inspirational look at a pioneering figure.

Keywords:William Blake, Romanticism, literature, art, audience reception
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V350 History of Art
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q322 English Literature by author
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:41678
Deposited On:06 Aug 2020 12:13

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