Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Tate in London brings an English touch to the CaixaForum
-->If you are a rebellious type then artist William Blake could be your poster boy. The painter, poet, engraver and creator of new techniques expressed great political and social events in his work. While he was misunderstood back in his day, he's now a part of art history.
Some of that history is now on show in Madrid thanks to the Tate Britain and La Caixa Foundation. The exhibition “William Blake (1757 – 1827) Visions in British Art” at the CaixaForum looks at the artist and his influence on art. There are more than one hundred works to take in, 30 of which are from artists who were influenced by his style. What makes this a big deal, is that it's the first exhibition on William Blake to be organised in Spain since the mid-nineties.
The exhibition is now on and will run until October 21. It's at the CaixaForum Madrid on Paseo del Prado, 36. See Madrid Is User Friendly website for more information on the CaixaForum.
If you want to see what his work is all about check out this video below.