British poet, printmaker and artist William Blake died #onthisday in 1827. Blake developed his own style of illustrated poems – he worked at the same time as Romantic poets and painters, but his style remained distinct. Here are three examples of his powerful work completed in pen, ink and watercolour.
There's still something I find deeply unsettling about Blake's imagery. There's probably enough material there for a whole symposium of psychoanalysts :-))
A mystic certainly, and a critical mind too. Psychoanalysis might help, but also some insights in symbolism...Also, remember that Blake was a visionary who saw angels walking the fields on his way home...
I love William Blake. Such a spirit. Such a visionary. Still standing alone.
Learn more about the history of the Great Shrine of Amaravati and the people who funded its construction in this blog by Curator Imma Ramos.
This unusual object is thought to have been created by an antiques dealer in the early 19th century, concocted from old and new parts. The bottom section is made from a German Renaissance sculpture de..
The Great Shrine of Amaravati was one of the oldest, largest and most important Buddhist monuments in ancient India. This double-sided relief was once part of the shrine – now an archaeological site i..
Here’s a closer look at the Lion of Knidos for #WorldLionDay! The lion is named after the place where it used to stand, an ancient Greek city now in modern-day Turkey. A colossal statue weighing over ..