William Blake

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Noun1.William Blake - visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)William Blake - visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
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However, the data, charts, and factual information are also salutary in reminding us that Blake was making a living, albeit a limited one, outside the worlds of eternity represented through his illuminated printing.
The Essick/Viscomi account of illuminated publishing is distinguishable from but not incompatible with the Romantic artist's common assertion that a higher consciousness than that of the author's quotidian self contributed to his or her productions, and both Essick and Viscomi align such claims by Blake with their description of the motivations behind illuminated printing.
The first, 'perspectives', will help students to understand Blake with essays on the artistic world in which he lived, illuminated printing, his use of language, his work as a painter, the political nature of his works and the historical background to his politics.