"William Blake's World: 'A New Heaven Is Begun'" Exhibition

The Morgan Library & Museum

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Visionary and nonconformist William Blake (1757–1827) is a singular figure in the history of Western art and literature: a poet, painter, and printmaker. Ambitiously creative, Blake had an abiding interest in theology and philosophy, which, during the age of revolution, inspired thoroughly original and personal investigations into the state of man and his soul. In his lifetime Blake was best known as an engraver; he was later recognized for his innovations across many other disciplines. In the Morgan's first exhibition devoted to Blake in two decades, former director Charles Ryskamp and curators Anna Lou Ashby and Cara Denison have assembled many of Blake's most spectacular watercolors, prints, and illuminated books of poetry to dramatically underscore his genius and enduring influence.

[Image: William Blake "Behemoth and Leviathan [Book of Job, no. 15]" (1805–10) Pen and black and gray ink, gray wash, and watercolor, over faint indications in pencil, on paper 272 x 197 mm.



from September 11, 2009 to January 03, 2010


William Blake

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