Appealing to the Public: William Blake in 1809
Friday 25 September 2009, 10.00–18.00
The one-man exhibition organised by William Blake in 1809 was a turning-point in the artist’s life. Intended to promote his ambitions as a painter of great public schemes, the exhibition was a disaster, attracting only one, hostile review.
Two hundred years on this symposium explores the 1809 exhibition, drawing on a special display of reunited surviving works, and considers Blake’s artistic imagination and the art world of early nineteenth-century London.
Clore Auditorium and Clore Foyer
£25 (£15 concessions), booking recommended
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