Friday, July 25, 2014


"When imagination, art and science go, all intellectual gifts, all the gifts of the Holy Ghost, are look'd upon as of no use and only contention remains to man, then the Last Judgement begins. If the spectator could enter into these images in his imagination, approaching them on a Fiery Chariot of his contemplative thought then would he arise from the grave, then would he meet the Lord in the air and then he would be happy." William Blake, A Vision of the Last Judgement, 1810. In this extraordinary account from William Blake of a watercolour to follow, Blake is describing the purification of the work, almost a rebirth of the resurrection of Christ, on the last day he will be saved. Unfortunately Blake was completely overlooked in his day, he did write prolifically in verse so, would not understand why he was misunderstood and this explanation of his accompanying artworks would be nothing other than what was in his heart. So, premise the correct people were obviously not in place there in London. More than likely this was simply because his intellect surpassed them a thousandfold. God would have wanted Blake to outshine the rest. William Blake was a pure genius.