Tag: Blake

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Our Blakean students today created some wonderful drama pieces that captured the life, times and contemporary significance of William Blake. There were dramatizations of some of his greatest poems (e.g “London”) with animations of overcrowded London streets; there were scenes of contemporary life emphasizing the fact that we spend too much time on chasing the dollar…

William Blake – Week 2

William Blake was a radical in countless ways: political, religious, personal. He dared to confront and question received knowledge and forced his readers then and now to ask questions about the nature of God, the Universe and everything in it. Among many aspects of his creative life we explored closely today this contrasting vision of…

Week 8

Week 8 brings Blake’s illustrations to the Book of Job into focus (for Blake students). This is an extraordinary series of etchings which expresses the heart of Blake’s revisioning of Christianity from a religion controlled by human morality (Good and Evil) to a religion open to the mystery of creation. How Blake achieves this is…

Art & Spirit

This week in all our units we have been exploring the relationship between Art (poetry, painting, prose, music…) and that part of human nature that is termed Spirit. For William Blake and for D.H.Lawrence the division between Body and Spirit -central to many religious traditions- was something they wanted to challenge. As Blake pronounced in…