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Title: The First Book of Urizen- Man floating upside down, 1794 Painted by: William Blake Year: 1794 Orientation: Portrait

First engraved in 1794, in twenty-eight plates. Originally called “The First Book of Urizen,” and apparently intended to be the first part of an epic poem following the biblical narrative from Genesis onwards, as Blake interpreted it. Urizen (from the Greek horizein) is the spirit of human intelligence, originally divine, but in the fallen world becoming the kind of reason that separates man from nature by developing abstract ideas, and leading to the worship of mechanical order in Nature. This in turn rationalizes cruelty and suffering by some kind of fatalism or belief in a necessary tyrannical order. In Blake’s thought the fall of man and the creation of the present world are the same event.
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Acrylic painting on canvas. 70×50cm, Completed 16.12.10. The original is SOLD to Refiye, Mugla 9.2.12.
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  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Love that! Complicated perspective…

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Just fantastic!

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfabout 4 years ago

    Inspiration is like a red rubber ball…bouncing back and forth and here and there. Who knows where it will end up!
    Blake’s Urizen by Taiche by Redqueenself
    “Catch me. I’m falling
    without reason.” he cried.
    Imagination falls free
    with Elemental machinations
    that send sun’s plummeting
    and Earthly coveting
    turns filial rebellion
    into a Final Judgement
    on us all.

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