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William Blake Masterpieces of Art

Published by Flame Tree Illustrated
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About The Book

New edition of William Blake in the popular Masterpieces of Art series.

Rich and delicate, ethereal and muscular, the art of William Blake is as fascinating as the philosophies threading through his poetry and prophetic works. Presented here in this magnificent new collection, his vivid paintings and gently weaving illustrations are imprinted in the consciousness of Romantic art, but their impact on Gothic literature remains as strong and quixotic as the artist himself.

About The Author

Michael Kerrigan is author of Visions of Fuji: Artists from the Floating World, Gustav Klimt: Art Nouveau and the Vienna Secessionists and Wassily Kandinsky Masterpieces of Art for Flame Tree, along with a great many other books and articles on art, culture and history. He lives in Edinburgh, where he is a regular book reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated (November 28, 2023)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781804177075

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"Reading about artist, satirist and writer William Blake (1757-1827) and you certainly come away thinking he was a renaissance man. He was a contemporary of a lot of famous London writers but only he painted or etched as well, the latter being his formal training. Much of his art was in fantasy, hence my interest in Michael Kerrigan’s book, ‘William Blake’, part of Flame Tree’s ‘Masterpieces Of Art’ books. The first 27 pages outline his history and the 101 pages after devoted to his art in 4 sections ‘Gothic’, ‘Prophetic & Mythological’, ‘Biblical’ and ‘Visionary’ making it an ideal artbook."

– sfcrowsnest

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