In this immersive exhibition held at the Tate Britain, fans of artist William Blake will come face to face with some of his most iconic images and creations, well-renowned in the world of British art.
Although his work didn’t grant him much fame whilst he was alive, William Blake, the English painter, printmaker and poet who died in 1827 is now known as a figurehead of the poetry and arts movement of the Romantic Age, an era including music, literature, art and intellect which came to fruition in late 18th century Europe. Critics questioned his progressive nature at first but came to admire his unique talent of expressing his creativity in a way that others could relate to, something that remains strong to this day.
Visitors will be able to experience Blake’s work in a way that depicts him as what he really was; rebellious and radical for his time, an artistic visionary. Perfectly relevant to current times, Blake struggled himself with the political oppression and terror of his time, making this an emotive and impactful exhibit. The largest exhibition of his work in over 20 years, it includes over 300 original works ranging from prints to watercolours, spread over two rooms. The first is a small room, a recreation of the room in which the artist showcased his artwork back in 1809. It’s an immersive experience that will take you back in time and make visitors feel close to the artist and his experience. In the second room, Blake’s work is brought into the 21st century as digital technology is used to showcase his work on an enormous and dramatic scale.
11 September 2019 – 2 February 2020
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
Adults admissions cost £18 when you book a date and time to visit. Alternatively, sign up to become a member of the Tate and visit for free whenever you like. Tate.org.uk