November 28th 1757 – August 12th 1827
Seminal figure in the history of both the
poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.CONTRIBUTIONS:
Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of both the Romantic movement and "Pre-Romantic",for its large appearance in the 18th century. Reverentof the Bible but hostile to the Church of England – indeed, to all forms of organised religion- Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven andHell, The Four Zoas, Jerusalem, Milton a Poem, And did those feet in ancient time
Songs of innocence and of Experience.
OTHER WORKS: All Religionsare One, There is No Natural Religion, Songs of Innocence, The Book of Thel, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Continental prophecies, Visions of the Daughtersof Albion, America a Prophecy, Europe a Prophecy, The First Book of Urizen, Songs of Experience, The Book of Los, The Song of Los, The Book of Ahania, Milton aPoem, Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion.
The Bible, Dante Alighieri, John Milton, Emanuel Swedenborg, Jakob Böhme, MaryWollstonecraft, Henry Fuseli.
Samuel Palmer, William Butler Yeats, Northrop Frye, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hart Crane, Kahlil Gibran, Allen Ginsberg, W.S. Merwin,PattiSmith, Raoul Vaneigem, John Gardner,Clive Barker, Kenzaburo Oe, Paulo Coelho, Jim Morrison, Aldous Huxley, Bob Dylan, Ben Okri,Pete Doherty.
THE ROMANTIC REVOLT