Painting With The Girls 66
March 6, 2016.
Day 66 (300 days to go)
William Blake (1757-1827) was born in London. He published two books, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, showing the two contrary states of the human soul, with about 60 etchings that were remarkable for their peculiar and original manner. Blake lived in the full belief that he held communications with the spirits of the departed, such as Moses, Homer, Dante and Milton.
Nancy Frazier writes in Art History, “Blake believed that nature’s forms are symbols to be understood through divine inspiration.”
He died in poverty and obscurity, with the conviction that he was a martyr to poetic art.