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Title :

'To rise from generation' : the sublime body in William Blake's illuminated books

Author :
BAULCH, David M. ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
To apprehend Blake's sublime aesthetic as it emerges in his illuminated works, presents a reading of 'To Tirzah,' a late addition to the Songs of innocence and experience, indicating the central principles of Blake's notion of the sublime as it appears in the major prophecies. This reading serves as a point of departure to examine Blake's sublime aesthetic in selected plates of Jerusalem. Suggests that Blake does consciously enter into the discussion of the sublime and the beautiful in theory and practice of his visual art as an element of a verbal/visual composite. Theoretically, Burke's Enquiry, through its influence on Reynolds's Discourses1, helps Blake to define his concept of the sublime in opposition to Burke's. Blake's annotations to Reynolds's Discourses show that Blake's central disagreement with Burke and Reynolds is their failure to attribute any power to the individual mind in the experience of the sublime. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Blake, William, 1757-1827 ; Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 ; Grande-Bretagne ; Illustration ; Influence ; Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792 ; Sublime ; Théorie de l'art ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Art theory ; Blake, William, 1757-1827 ; Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 ; Great Britain ; Illustration ; Influence ; Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792 ; Sublime ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Word & image (London. 1985), 1997, 13, 4, Oct-Dec
INIST identifier :
24995707 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0266-6286 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;