Exuberance is Beauty!


Luxuriance ô Beauté!

  • 28/01/2019 15:00

Finding Blake is a new project that concentrates on the vision and imagination of artist, poet and mystic William Blake. Finding Blake was created by James Murray-White with funding raised through Crowdfunder in January 2018. The project is supported through the collaboration of a growing number of artists, writers, researchers and other creative people with an interest in what the legacy of William Blake is and what it can mean for us in these times. I am in contact with James and Mark Goldthorpe the website curator who kindly asked me to write an ongoing blog for them. You can read it there along with loads of other great articles or click below where you can read the most recent post in its entirety.

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  • 05/11/2018 16:25

Dr Philip Rayner analyses one of Serge Arnoux’s illustrations "Luxuriance ô Beauté! (Exuberance is Beauty!) from The Proverbs of Hell by William Blake and seeks to explain the complexity of the image and to uncover the layers of meaning that lie beneath it.

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  • 21/10/2018 16:00

A mosaic is traditionally tiny tiles made of terracotta, pieces of glass, ceramics or marble and inlayed into floors and walls. In 1923 Russian artist, Boris Anrep, made a mosaic based on William Blakes' "Proverbs of Hell" for the Tate Gallery London. I thought it would be interesting to contrast and compare the different way he and Serge Arnoux tackled making art based on the Proverbs of Hell.

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  • 08/10/2018 18:00

Could be the title for the next Harrison Ford/Steven Spielberg movie! This however is fact not fiction. Going to concentrate here on the artist Serge Arnoux who at some point created and etched a set plates based on Blakes Proverb "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." Until six weeks back I had never heard of him but initial research suggests he was an interesting character.

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  • 04/10/2018 11:00

Hopefully! I recently bought thirty-six copper gravure plates from a recycling junkyard. Turns out they were actually made by a French artist based on "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" by William Blake. Going to try and print all the plates with full accreditation to the artist Serge Arnoux and arrange an exhibition as I think they are worth seeing. This blog will detail the journey.

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