William Blake: Apprentice and Master (Paperback)
  • William Blake: Apprentice and Master (Paperback)
zoom

William Blake: Apprentice and Master (Paperback)

(author)
£25.00
Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 21/12/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
A comprehensive catalogue detailing the life and work of the artist William Blake, arranged chronologically and outlining the development of his influence and career from apprenticeship to his final years. Blake was a radical, challenging both perception and belief, he created words and images that had a luminous quality, strongly influenced by an intuitive inner vision, he valued imagination over reason and his work reflects this. Throughout the 1770s and 1780s Blake produced a substantial collection of drawings, engravings and engraved copper plates of monuments in Westminster Abbey while an apprentice to James Basire, the official engraver to the Society of Antiquaries. Following his apprenticeship he was accepted as a student in the Antique School of the Royal Academy, where he became an outspoken advocate for the work of Michaelangelo and Raphael. In the 1790s, his most inventive and prolific period, he developed a revolutionary method of etching his poetry and design together in relief on the same copper plate, that he called 'Illuminated Printing'.He used this to produce his most celebrated works, including the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Europe a Prophecy. A centerpiece to this collection will be his Manuscript Notebook, in which he wrote the Songs of Experience, one of greatest treasures of the British Library. During his final years, Blake pursued an interest in the Renaissance artist-printmakers, Durer, van Leyden, Bonosone and others, and reawakened interest in the technique of pure line engraving. This led to commissions for Blake to produce illustrations for the Book of Job and Dante. Above all, it was the commission to produce the small woodcut illustrations to Virgil's Pastorals that would deeply affect and inspire the early work of the group of young artists and engravers known as the Ancients and this is a celebration of his influence upon their imagery, painting in tempera, and graphic techniques.

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
ISBN: 9781854442888
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 1542 g
Dimensions: 300 x 240 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Origins of Museums
Added to basket
Imagining the Divine
Added to basket
An Instinct to Draw
Added to basket
King Alfred's Coins
Added to basket
Young Rembrandt
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Plum Blossom and Green Willow
Added to basket
The Works of Samuel Palmer
Added to basket
Building the New Ashmolean
Added to basket
English Delftware
Added to basket
£0.99
Paperback
Hiroshige: Landscape, Cityscape
Added to basket
Buddhist Art of Gandhara
Added to basket
Edward Lear's Alphabet of Nonsense
Added to basket
Tokyo
Added to basket
£30.00
Paperback
The Jewish Journey
Added to basket
Watches
Added to basket
£8.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.