29.9.12

A glorious luminary in Madrid

If you happen to be in Madrid and you are attracted to the paintings of William Blake, you have the chance to visit an exhibition at CaixaForum, showing around 100 works on loan from the Tate Britain, which runs until the 21st of October. In 1890, George Bell & Sons of London, published the book "The poetical works of William Blake, Lyrical and Miscellaneous." The preface was written by William Michael Rossetti, brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and it was he who referred to Blake as a "glorious luminary". The inside cover of the book also quotes a poem by Shelley:

"He wanders, like a day-appearing dream,
Through the dim wildernesses of the mind"

With recommendations like these, who could miss the chance of admiring the works of William Blake.






  

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