Blake & Botticelli in Cambridge

February 12 2024

Video: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge will be starting off their 2024 exhibition season with William Blake’s Universe next Friday. 

According to the website blurb:

Discover William Blake’s universe and a constellation of European artists seeking spirituality in their lives and art in response to war, revolution and political turbulence.

Sometimes seen as an eccentric figure or lone genius, William Blake’s Universe is the first exhibition to explore Blake’s boundless imagination in the context of wider trends and themes in European art including romanticism, mysticism and ideas of spiritual regeneration.

This timely new exhibition brings together the largest-ever display of works by the radical British artist, printmaker and poet from our own collection, alongside artworks by his European contemporaries such as the German romantic painters Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich – many of which have never been displayed publicly in the UK until now.

Secondly, the museum will be opening a Botticelli exhibition later in May, a show which hinges upon the museum's own collection of the artist's works alongside the loan of the famous Venus and Mars from the National Gallery in London.

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