Narrative – William blake

William blake has been suggested several times throughout the lectures we have been shown and i  was instantly
he was born on the 28th of November 1757 and died  aged 69 on august 12  1827. I feel William Blake is a good choice as an example of narration because he is not only an artist and print maker but also a  poet.he is considered a romantic artist and was highly influenced by the american and french revolution.drawn to his colour choices, and character portrayal.

From as early as 4 years old, william blake had “visions”  and they continued throughout his career. and for the most  part his parents where largely supportive. William Blake was considered mad by many of his collegues, however they held him in high regards for his expressiveness and creativity.

there was no doubt that this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man hicj interests me more than the sanity of lord Byron and Walter Scott” – william wordsworth

his visions where often associated with christian imagery and consepts, he believed that angels walked among us and he was often heard saying that the archangels spoke to him directly in order for him to create his artistic work Blake was very much against the structure of religion however he used its patronage and imagery for his own work. and translated the symbolism in religon to fit his own schools of thought for example; for blake Jesus  symbolised the vital relationship and unity between divinity and humanity.

blake believed in devinity and used reilgon as an inspiration  however hewas mystified and interested in celtic- meganlithic britian and the druids. Blake created his own mythology, he talks about frequently in his prophetic books. he talks of a land he calls “albion”, a replica of the garden of eaden but brittish.  and characters based no the bible and greek mythology such as urizen, and luvah. Blake felt that most of his art was nothing more than the representation f what he saw or knew of the other world in which he had many encounters with.


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