Another Facet of William Blake

William_Blake_by_Thomas_PhillipsWho was William Blake? Ask a CC202 student and they’ll tell you he was an English Romantic poet. They’re right but that’s not all. Blake was also a talented artist and many of his subjects will appear familiar to keen-eyed core students. We thought we’d take a moment to share a bit of this lesser known side of Blake.

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing (1786)

 

 

 

The Lovers Whirlwind illustrating Canto V of Dante's Inferno

The Lovers Whirlwind illustrating Canto V of Dante’s Inferno

 

 

Newton (1795)

Newton (1795)

Depiction of the Minotaur from Dante's Inferno

Depiction of the Minotaur from Dante’s Inferno

 

 

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with Sun (1805)

The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with Sun (1805)