Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Gothic nightmare

No, not the sinister, exploiting Cambridge goth church, but rather a splendid new exhibition at Tate: Blake and Fuseli.

...the word 'nightmare' derives from 'mara' (imp) rather than ‘mare’ (horse)...

Half-simian... incubus... all rather fine. Blake is one of my most-admired artists, for a whole raft of reasons: his words, luminosity of colours, feverish imaginations, commitment, craftsmanship, service of passion and desire.

Very much looking fwd to this one.


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