14 September 2019

William Blake: Personal Realms Of Fantasy – Edward Lucie-Smith

William Blake is one of the heroes of British art. In some ways, however, his work fits uncomfortably into the current establishment set up.

13 August 2018

William Blake Grave Marked With New £30k Crowdfunded Tombstone

The Blake Society has commissioned a new gravestone from the leading letter-cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, to commemorate the newly discovered grave of the Artist poet.

17 December 2014

William Blake: Apprentice And Master – Ashmolean Museum – Innovation Over Vision

The Ashmolean Museum presents ‘William Blake: Apprentice and Master’ – a major exhibition focusing on the extraordinary life and work of Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of prophetic books. The show sheds light on Blake’s evolution as an artist, apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at […]

7 December 2014

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William Blake’s Lambeth Studio Recreated At New Ashmolean Exhibition

13 Hercules Buildings, in Lambeth, south London, was demolished in 1918; it was the house which contained the studio of William Blake, lost to the nation forever it would seem – now with the opening of the Ashmolean museum Oxford’s exhibition ‘William Blake: Apprentice & Master’ the general public is getting a taste of what […]

8 November 2014

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William Blake’s Lambeth Studio To Be Rebuilt For New Ashmolean Exhibition

The house which contained the studio of William Blake; the impressively named 13 Hercules Buildings, in Lambeth, south London, was demolished in 1918. But curator and print-maker Tom Phillips recently discovered the floor plans, made for a Victorian survey of the estate, which were recently discovered in the Guildhall library. Now the narrow work space […]

14 December 2011

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Tracey Emin To Be Royal Academy Professor of Drawing

Controversial appointment of leading YBA to position formally held by William Turner, John Constable, and William Blake Tracey Emin – one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists – has just been revealed to be the new Professor of Drawing at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, the country’s oldest art school. While, there is yet to be […]