Monday, June 21, 2010

Blake

Holes in the ground and things underneath the surface. A few of my art works over the years have holes and people coming out of holes, or standing in holes or going down into holes. NASA #15 which has a hole is now finished.

NASA 15 Dante, Virgil and NASANASA #15 : Dante, Virgil and NASA

The title relates to William Blake’s art works that were illustrations for Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Here is an example of Blake’s work, from the 102 illustrations he made for The Divine Comedy – Dante, Virgil and the Minotaur.

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The Minotaur – William Blake

Here is another work, with hole, by Blake that influenced my drawing entitled "White Lies Last Dream”.

Simoniac pope

The Simoniac Pope – William Blake

White Lies Last dream

White Lies Last Dream

The imagery in Blake’s work is fantastic, although I am not quite sure on his theology – but he does seem to be a fired up man. Here is NASA #11 – The Great Fires at NASA – it also has a hole.

NASA 11 The Great Fires at NASA

NASA #11 – The Great Fires at NASA

In fact, I think all the NASA paintings have holes, but most of them are filled with water.

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