of illustration from William Blakes Book of Job.
Blake exhibition opens Jan. 26
Keynote talk: Blake, the Book and the
Word as Art n Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., Campbell 153 n Johanna
Drucker, Robertson Professor of Media, and Jerome McGann, John
Stewart Bryan University Professor, U.Va., and Joseph Visconi,
James G. Kenan Professor of English Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill,
and editor of the Blake Archive at U.Va.
special exhibition,Portions of the Eternal World: Prints
by William Blake, opens at the University
of Virginia Art Museum Jan. 26 and runs through
one of the most original and important English artists of the
last 200 years, expressed his ideal world through art, poetry
and a freedom-loving humane spirituality.
fusion of art and poetry in books and prints, notes exhibition
curator Stephen Margulies, possesses a prophetic power that
heralded a new way of merging human imagination and divine insight.
exhibit features some of Blakes powerful black-and-white
etchings and engravings, including works such as Illustrations
to Dantes Divine Comedy and For the Sexes: The
Gates of Paradise. Also osn view is some of Blakes
more commercial work on loan from the Universitys Albert
H. Small Special Collections Library.
U.Va. Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday
through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the museum
Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum or call 924-3592.