~ William Blake
William Blake (1757-1827) was a writer, engraver, and artist who had visions and dreams throughout his life.
Walking for inspiration from his Soho, London home into Nature, he said he spoke to the dead and saw angels in the trees.
Was Blake a madman or visionary prophet?
His ideas were radical and political. He experimented and invented relief etching. His poetry and art are beautiful.
History has been kind to Blake. Not so while he lived.
He was “on the fringe of being arrested” for his disturbing work, said Welsh filmmaker Iain Sinclair in this interesting six-minute British Library feature on William Blake’s spiritual visions: