Zoamorphosis Updates: July 2010

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Top articles of the month:

Blake news for June included the launch of the Blake 2.0 portal, which also provides free blogging and group tools for anyone interested in setting up their own creative/Blake-related topics, and an announcement of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain: entitled The Romantics, this will run from August 9 until December 2012.

Articles in Arts and Culture included a piece by Roger Whitson on Ten Influential Books on Blake and a reflection on Blake’s most popular hymn, Jerusalem, following the announcement that it was not to be banned in Church of England services, as well as articles on The Fugs, following the death of Tuli Kupferberg, a new amateur film that also takes its inspiration from Jerusalem, some thoughts on Blake and homosexuality, a piece marking the anniversary of the death of Blake scholar, Kathleen Raine, and a longer piece on the anarchism of art critic, writer and activist, Herbert Read, who took the titles of his biography from Blake’s work.

In July a review of a book attracting a lot of interest online, The Blake-Feyerabend Hypothesis, was published on the site.

Podcasts of the month

New in July 2010:

A reading of Blake’s attitudes to Milton in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

You can subscribe to podcasts on the William Blake Channel on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/william-blake-channel/id355543235.


New exhibition: The Romantics

Tate Britain is to hold a major new exhibition that will open on 9 August and run until 31 December 2012.

The Romantics will explore the origins and legacies of Romantic art in Britain as part of a major, nine-room display in the Clore Gallery, with works drawn from the Tate’s collection. As well as works by Henry Fuseli, J. M. W. Turner, John Constable and Samuel Palmer, the recently acquired Blake prints will also be on display. (For information about the prints, click here.) Two rooms will also be devoted to the legacy of the Romantics on Graham Sutherland and other later artists.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and you can find more details including opening times on the Tate web site.