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Romantic Rebellion in Art

If we take science. We see cause and effect abound., but nowhere in there do we see freewill around. Freewill is invisible to the eye until the eye is liberated from objective science. 1,134 more words

Changing Stories: Ovid's Metamorphoses on canvas, 18 - Athamas and Ino

With the daughters of Minyas transformed into bats and no longer able to tell their tales, Ovid returns to his chronicle of the fall of the house of Cadmus. 1,147 more words


"Fear of little men"-or, 'How the fairy got her wings'

In William Allingham’s poem The fairies (1883) he gives late expression to a formerly common attitude to fairies:

“Up the airy mountain,/ Down the rushy glen,/ We daren’t go a-hunting/    For fear of little men;/ Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together;” 1,961 more words

Movement in Painting: migrant artists

This year has seen the rise of proposals to slow or even halt migration in Europe and America. This is seen as a recent phenomenon which some claim to be destroying societies and our economies. 1,652 more words


Tyger's eye: the paintings of William Blake, 10 - Whirlwinds and cars

Of all William Blake’s visionary images, perhaps the most radical and distinctive is that of the whirlwind. Sometimes it is divine, other times decidely secular if not downright sinful. 1,401 more words


The Story in Paintings: Henry Fuseli, Swiss Gothic

At the end of the eighteenth century, when William Blake was developing his artistic career, the Royal Academy had two influential and very controversial members: James Barry, who became Professor of Painting but was then the only member to be expelled until a few years ago, and Henry Fuseli, also Professor of Painting and renowned for his ‘Gothic’ works. 2,242 more words


Tyger's eye: the paintings of William Blake, 3 - biography

William Blake was born on 28 November 1757 in what is now Broadwick Street, Soho, London. In 1767 or 1768, he started as a pupil at a drawing school in The Strand. 2,535 more words