Portrait - William Blake
Portrait

William Blake (November 28, 1757 - August 12, 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake's work is now considered seminal in the history of both poetry and the visual arts.

Blake's prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the (English) language". His visual artistry has led one modern critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".

Although he only once travelled any further than a day's walk outside London over the course of his life, his creative vision engendered a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced 'imagination' as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself". (From wikipedia)

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Plate II, Jerusalem, c.1804-20. The daughters of Albion... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Plate II, Jerusalem, c.1804-20. The daughters of Albion...
Illustrations of the Book of Job- Satan smiting Job... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Illustrations of the Book of Job- Satan smiting Job...
Inferno, Canto XIV, 46-72, Capaneus the Blasphemer - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Inferno, Canto XIV, 46-72, Capaneus the Blasphemer
Purgatory, Canto 9, Dante and Virgil before the Angelic... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Purgatory, Canto 9, Dante and Virgil before the Angelic...
Illustrations of the Book of Job- Job's Evil Dreams... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Illustrations of the Book of Job- Job's Evil Dreams...
The Last Supper - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
The Last Supper
The Genius of Shakespeare - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
The Genius of Shakespeare
Book of Urizen- the creation of Urizen in material... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Book of Urizen- the creation of Urizen in material...
Then A Spirit Passed Before My Face The Hair Of My... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Then A Spirit Passed Before My Face The Hair Of My...
Hecate Or The Three Fates 1795 - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Hecate Or The Three Fates 1795
Behemoth and Leviathan from the Book of Job - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
Behemoth and Leviathan from the Book of Job
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell- 'As a new heaven is... - William Blake - www.william-blake.org
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell- 'As a new heaven is...

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