William Blake, Ancient of Days, 1764
- Blake was a British poet, but experimented in the visual arts to illustrate his published works; dabbled a lot in printmaking. He believed that trying to exercise the masses was an exercise in futility.
- Depicts religious subject matter in a very unique way; he’s not interested in the absolute power of the church, but rather a personal and subjective experience of spirituality.
- Pictured; God creating the world (‘god set a compass on the surface of the deep)’. He imagined god as an architect.