(Closed until February, when we will reopen with a new exhibition. )
WILLIAM BLAKE: DREAMS & VISIONS
Examining Blake’s affinity with the immaterial world.
Please join us for the opening reception for our new exhibition William Blake: Dreams & Visions, a selection of some of his most personal and adventurous works. This collection showcases Blake's fascination with a world unique to his own perception in which the boundaries between imagination and vision dissolve away. It includes one of Blake's "Visionary Heads," from a series of sketched portraits of historical figures who visited Blake in spirit form as he sat by his London fireside, along with other works created from a place somewhere between dream and vision.
Highlighted works include:
- "Cradle Song", two plates from the Songs of Innocence (1789) coloured by Blake
- "Holy Thursday", proof plate from the Songs of Innocence (1789).
- "Visionary Head: Jonathan", pencil sketch (c. 1819-1825).
- Frontispiece, “Lenore, clasping her spectral bridegroom,” to Leonora. A Tale, Translated and altered from the German of Gottfried Augustus Burger (1796).
A complete catalogue of the exhibition will be available online following our opening.
BLAKE IN COLOR: FULL CATALOGUE AVAILABLE HERE
Exhibition Closed as of July 28, 2017
49 Geary Street, Suite 205, San Francisco, CA 94108
John Windle is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery in honor of William Blake in October 2016 in downtown San Francisco. This space will display Blake’s own art, the work of his circle (including Fuseli), and modern fine press publications inspired by his work, featuring everything from fine and rare engravings to watercolor reproductions. Additionally, the William Blake Library is proud to offer a comprehensive collection of the writings of Blake, variously illustrated, as well as about 1000 books about Blake and his circle.
The gallery bridges the gap between contemporary society today and and the most brilliant and most overlooked artist of his time who virtually single-handedly invented the artist's book or livre d'artiste and gave birth to Romanticism as we now know it with his seminal Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789-1794).
Closed until September 8th.
Open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 5:00, and Saturday 11:00 to 5:00,
but we recommend calling in advance to avoid finding the gallery closed by chance.
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