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Man Floating Upside Down: The Book of Urizen by taiche


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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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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Nice capture my friend.Thanks for sharing..Hugs..Tom

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Marvelous work!

  • Azellah
    Azellahabout 4 years ago

    Bad to the bone.

  • Azellah
    Azellahabout 4 years ago

    bad-to-the-bone (ie the song by George Thorogood > very cool – as cool as it gets

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farralmost 4 years ago

    Quite FANTASTIC imagery!!!~S

  • AhBear
    AhBearalmost 4 years ago

    Nice abstract art :)

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganalmost 4 years ago

    Powerful imagery beautiful work

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunteralmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • sejramic
    sejramicalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful art work

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Werneralmost 4 years ago

    Well done.

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