The Art of William Blake

After writing the latest post, I was tempted to pull my Blake off the shelf and start reading. Instead of his poetry book (an old, ratty, over-annotated copy), I instead came across Blake’s fully illustrated Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion, and for the last hour I’ve been lost in his art.  Its been years since I really stop and take a look at his illustrations, and my god are they stunning, disquieting, evocative, and provocative.  I’ve posted a few of my favorites to share with you, and you can always go here or here for more. Enjoy.

Ancient of Days

The Wandering Moon


The Good and Evil Angels



6 thoughts on “The Art of William Blake

    • Same here. I remember coming across it for the first time when I was in high school. I had to write a paper on Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience,” and I came across a book of his artwork at the university library. I was instantly captivated, and have continued to be over the years.

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