Monday, 10 February 2020

William Blake at Tate Britain

I was in London again to see the final performance of The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the National Theatre, which was just as good on re-watching.

But before that I went to Tate Britain to see their big William Blake exhibition.Like a lot of popular exhibitions, they seemed to have oversold the tickets so it was very crowded, which was frustrating, but despite that, I did enjoy it.

Job, his wife and friends 1785
I enjoyed Job, and various angels and demons.
Blake painting of a naked man using a pair of compasses on a scroll
Newton C1795-1805
And I especially enjoyed this big-eyed owl!
The Night of Enitharmon's Joy (previously known as Hecate) 1795

Seeing so much of the art together I was struck by how modern a lot of the art felt, despite having been created in the late 18th C. 

More photos here 

1 comment:

Bathwater said...

It does look very modern. Never heard of him before. I will have to look him up.