Corpsey

bandz ahoy
The Pompidou is one million times better too in every conceivable way. Tate modern is just a place for good looking art students to check one another out.

It definitely attracts the best looking people of all the galleries in London.
 

catalog

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Blake is also relatable cos he's actually really bad at drawing. Like some of his pictures are really off. The tiger springs to mind but theres a few others. Like that tigers head is a proper piece of shit.

You can see he worked at it later on, the geometry and spatial proportions of the body, probably cos his clients told him he was shit. You can see that he spent ages on getting those bodies exactly right and symmetrical. They're so overworked, but something new happens cos of that. Like, his drawing of Newton with the compass, that's basically what he was doing himself on all those muscle pictures.
 

catalog

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Also in a lot of the illuminated books, he has loads of shit in between the letters and writing, like loads of completely unnecessary flourishes and little things going on, that piss over what is already pretty tricky to read. Basically doodling. But you get into em after a while, they start to become their own thing. But yeah, for him to add all that, it's like sheer joy of creation, or perhaps distraction, but it's very relatable
 

catalog

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Grapejuice:

Blake wrote in his epic poem Jerusalem that:

A man's worst enemies are those
Of his own house & family.

Blake understood, like Deleuze and Guattari, like Bataille, and like Kubrick and Matsumoto, that the conformist, authoritarian, life-stifling will of society is most effectively brought down on the visionary artist by the close family. It is our parents, our siblings, our spouses, children and closest friends, not the police or government or other figures of authority, who most intimately pressure us to give up our wild dreams, to reign in and snuff out our creative imagination. It is the nuclear, Oedipal family that most limits our vision.

 

catalog

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We do not need, of course, to slay or reject or even resent our families in order to free our imagination. To do so, in fact, only perpetuates this system of control, this nightmare of history. We do need, as Matsumoto, Blake, Bataille and so many others revealed, to open all the doors of perception. These visionaries, appearing as blind or crazy to the world, are those who can teach us to truly see.
 

catalog

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Blake-World-John-Higgs/dp/1474614353/ awful cover what was he thinking jfc

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"I won't lie - as a book it's quite something. It is less a biography or a critique - although it has those elements - and more an attempt to grasp what Blake was trying to tell us. If your reality tunnel has taken a battering these past few years, you'll find this to be good medicine.

I like that the cover is a return to the pink and yellow of the KLF book. More importantly, it's pink with yellow circles - if you're going to dive into Blake, it's important to do so in the style of Mr Blobby.

It's out on 27 May 2021, and to pre-order it is an act of unspeakable kindness that would earn my eternal gratitude. You can do so from all the usual suspects like Amazon and Waterstones (Hive and Bookshop UK are yet to list pre-orders, sadly, but your local independent bookshop can take care of you)."
 

version

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"It's out on 27 May 2021, and to pre-order it is an act of unspeakable kindness that would earn my eternal gratitude."

This makes you want to make a point of not pre-ordering it.
 

borzoi

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i loved the klf book but a lot of his recent stuff has a fixation on how gen z will save us, which i can't say i cosign.

also writers shouldn't link to amazon. if they do they should put an "only if you absolutely have to" disclaimer.
 

luka

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It's what you believe reality to be, how you think the world works, who and what you think you are and how you expect other people to react to you.
 
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