Monday, February 25, 2008

William Blake, The Illustrator on a Romanticism

William Blake (November 28, 1757 - August 12, 1827) a English on the Masters time. A Romanticism that was in love with the idea of living his world in the imagination realm. This mad was under appreciated for his idiosyncratic views. And use his rebellious passion to created amazing illustration on The Book of Job, and in other pieces of art. A poet by heart and with the great skill as a painter his use this tool to created metaphorically amazing illustrations. Master pieces of art over look by one mans believe and way of thinking, miss judge by society and under appreciated. This man created at his time beautiful illustration. Some may said he was just a good or maybe a great painter but think what illustration was and most of the art piece produce on this time were illustration and propaganda manipulated by the church, government and high social classes. This man use his pure skill and passion to created this piece with the tools available to him. And prof that with enough passion and imagination everything is possible. He live his life entirely devoted to the imagination. But when the time presented his self he use this imagination to create amazing illustrations. Poets use a lot of metaphors in their writings to guide us in the direction they want our hearts and mind travel. He added the illustration for those who didn’t had the knowledge and weren’t able to read this to have the save feel the readers would. For this reason and many more William Blake was a amazing illustrator in his own words “The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself.” Amen!

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