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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.
40% of Americans have a tattoo and this one Blake’s Red Dragon (the sociopath’s favourite artist, thank you Mr Harris): http://bit.ly/c0CgZI
@deijnutz Far from it – and also great background pic. Blake and Ziggy Stardust, a rare combination…
Blake quote of the day: The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure
I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album “Blake-inspired” http://fb.me/ul2O7DSg
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.
Blake quote of the day: The eyes of stupid cunning never will be pleased with the work any more than with the look of self-devoting genius
Blake qotd: Five windows light the cavern’d Man; thro’ one he breathes the air; Thro’ one, hears music of the spheres…
Blog post by Shaun Belcher on Watercolour in Britain: Tradition and Beyond – Millenium Galleries Sheffield: http://bit.ly/adikYq
Review of Alan Moore/Eddie Campbell’s graphic novel “From Hell” on Writer on Writer Action: http://bit.ly/cM1Kl3