William Blake 1757-1827: Reflections on artworks outside their context

William Blake is an artist that does not have to be introduced to anyone even remotely aware of ‘the classic’ figures of British culture. A painter, printmaker and poet loved by the public, he influenced many artists to come. An exhibition presenting his works has recently been opened at the Tate Britain, a museum which promotes itself as home to the greatest British art collection in the world.

Illustration by Rebecca Marks

The show is arranged over five rooms, leading the viewer through the artist’s oeuvre in ch