Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tate Britain makes room for William Blake art found in railway timetable | Culture | The Guardian

Newton (after Blake), by Eduardo Paolozzi, Bri...Image by chrisjohnbeckett via Flickr

Tate Britain makes room for William Blake art found in railway timetable | Culture | The Guardian: "When viewing the tiny, hand-coloured etchings of figures being burned alive and hair being washed in blood it is fine, the curators say, to be bemused and baffled. 'They are strange,' said Philippa Simpson. 'Impenetrable, really, even for scholars.'

The eight hand-coloured works by William Blake, an artist as bizarrely eccentric as he was visionary, are also remarkable. Today they went on display at Tate Britain in London as part of a rehang which sees nine rooms and 170 works devoted to the Romantics."