Giovanni Britto illuminated a commentary La Comedia di Dante Alighieri con la nova esposizione written by Alessandro Vellutello and printed in by Francesco Marcolini. Before his death inWilliam Blakethe English poet and painterplanned and executed several watercolour illustrations to the Divine Comedy, including The Wood of the Self-Murderers: The Harpies and the Suicides. Though he did not finish the series before his death, they remain a highly powerful visual interpretation of the poem.
Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life, and bid thee feed By the stream and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice? Little lamb, who made thee? Songs of Experience contains many poems in response to ones from Innocence, suggesting ironic contrasts as the child matures and learns of such concepts as fear and envy.
And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand?
In what furnace was thy brain? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Later editions would see Innocence and Experience contained in one volume. His works did not gain much acclaim or commercial success until long after his death. Although he had several patrons over the course of his life and produced voluminous works, he often lived in abject poverty.
He focused his creative efforts beyond the five senses, for, If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. He developed mythic creatures inspired by Greek and Roman mythology including Los, who represents the poetic imagination; Albion, who represents England; and Orc, who embodies youthful rebelliousness.
While Blake lived the majority of his life in London, he exerted a profound impact on future poets, artists, writers, and musicians the world over.
Young William was prone to fantastic visions, including seeing God, and angels in a tree. He would later claim that he had regular conversations with his deceased brother Robert. Noting something special in their son the Blakes were highly supportive of and encouraged his artistic creativity and thus began his education and development as an artist.
Then, at the age of fourteen Blake started a seven year apprenticeship with engraver James Basire, the official engraver to the Society of Antiquaries.
From his bustling shop on Queen Street, Blake learned all the tools of the trade that would become his main source of income.
He was often sent out on assignments to create sketches and drawings of statues, paintings, and monuments including those found in churches like Westminster Abbey. After attending the Royal Academy under Sir Joshua Reynolds for a time Blake left because he found the intellectual atmosphere there too restrictive to his burgeoning artistic side.
In he obtained employment as an engraver with publisher Joseph Johnson.
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In Blake married Catherine Sophia Boucher Although they had no children it was mostly a happy marriage and Blake taught Catharine to read and write. He had been writing poetry for quite some time and his first collection, Poetical Sketches, appeared in While Blake was busy with commissions he also undertook the task of creating the engravings that would illustrate his own poetry, and he also printed them himself.
He experimented with an early method of creating images and text on the same plate. His highly detailed illustrations often focus on parts of the human anatomy or fantastically imaginative creatures surrounded by various natural forms. Often tackling difficult metaphorical themes, his characters embodying inspiration and creativity do battle with oppressive forces like law and religion.
He employed techniques for decorative margins and hand-coloured the printed images, or printed with the colour already on the wood or copper plate, the paint of which he mixed himself. This attention to the craft and details of each volume make no two of his works alike.
Other works finished around this time were America: A ProphesyEurope: Inthe Blakes moved to Felpham in Sussex where William was commissioned to illustrate works by his then patron, poet William Hayley. In Blake was charged with sedition after a violent confrontation with soldier John Scolfield in which Blake uttered treasonable remarks against the King.
He was later acquitted. A Poem was published around The Emanation of the Giant Albion c. In the Blakes moved to lodgings in Fountain Court, Strand. There he finished his work on the Book of Job incommissioned by his last patron John Linnell.
William Blake died at home on 12 August, Unable to pay for a funeral, Linnell loaned the money to Catherine. Blake was buried in an unmarked grave in the Non-Conformist Bunhill Fields in London where Catherine was buried four years later among other notable figures of dissent like Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan.
A grave marker now stands near to where they were buried.Dorothy Leigh Sayers (/ s ɛər z /; 13 June – 17 December ) was a renowned English crime writer and poet.
She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day.
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