Knowledge Identifier: +William_Blake
On 8 October 1779, Blake became a student at the Royal Academy in Old Somerset House, near the Strand
Certainly Blake was not averse to exhibiting at the Royal Academy, submitting works on six occasions between 1780 and 1808
Joshua Reynolds - Critics include many Pre-Raphaelites, and William Blake who published the vitriolic "Annotations to Sir Joshua Reynolds' Discourses" in 1808
In particular, Blake is sometimes considered a forerunner of the subsequent 19th-century "free love" movement, a broad reform tradition starting in the 1820s that held that marriage is slavery, and advocated for removal of all state restrictions on sexual activity such as homosexuality, prostitution, and adultery, culminating in the birth control movement of the early 20th century
Francis Danby - Cumberland was a close friend of William Blake, and it has been suggested that Blake's work may have had some influence on Danby, for example in Danby's second exhibited painting, "Disappointed Love", shown at the Royal Academy in 1821
C. S. Lewis - The title is a reference to William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a concept that Lewis found a "disastrous error" (Lewis 1946, p.
The Blake Prize for Religious Art was established in his honour in Australia in 1949
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1992
Scott Treleaven - Concurrent with the documentary Queercore: A Punk-u-mentary, Treleaven created an illustrated zine project called This Is The Salivation Army (19961999): a mix of punk, goth, occult, and industrial music aesthetics, alongside homages to iconoclasts like William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, William Blake, and Derek Jarman.
Gary Snyder - In 2004, receiving the Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Grand Prize, Snyder highlighted traditional ballads and folk songs, Native American songs and poems, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Jeffers, Ezra Pound, Noh drama, Zen aphorisms, Federico García Lorca, and Robert Duncan as significant influences on his poetry, but added, "the influence from haiku and from the Chinese is, I think, the deepest
Patti Smith - In August 2005, Smith gave a literary lecture about the poems of Arthur Rimbaud and William Blake
Most critical work has concentrated on Blake's relief etching as a technique because it is the most innovative aspect of his art, but a 2009 study drew attention to Blake's surviving plates, including those for the Book of Job: they demonstrate that he made frequent use of a technique known as "repoussage", a means of obliterating mistakes by hammering them out by hitting the back of the plate