The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see Nature at all.

But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself.

- William Blake

A major exhibition, William Blake: Apprentice & Master, runs until 1 March 2015 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. It examines Blake’s formation as an artist, his apprenticeship as an engraver, and his maturity during the 1790s when he was at the height of his powers as a visionary artist ...


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