William Blake and the Idea of the Artist

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The Paul Mellon Centre

16 Bedford Square

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BOOKING FOR 29 NOVEMBER DAY ONLY

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On the occasion of a major exhibition at Tate Britain, this conference takes the art and life of the exemplary Romantic artist William Blake (1757–1827) as a launching-point for exploring politically pressing questions around the economics of creative freedom, the politics of self-expression, and the mythology of the artist.

Through presentations and artistic interventions, the event will facilitate creative dialogues between the historic and the contemporary, experience and theory, art and politics, and across and between disciplines. These will consider the work of William Blake with the context of Romanticism and the artistic currents of his times, the creative legacies of his work, and the contemporary resonances of Blake’s vision.

The conference starts with a keynote lecture by artist Laura Grace Ford on 28th November at Tate Britain and follows with a full day's conference at the Paul Mellon Centre on 29 November.

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