William Blake and British Visionaries in Moscow
An exhibition of watercolours and engravings by William Blake, British poet, mystic theologian and artist of the late 18th and the early 19th centuries has been presented to the Russian public for the first time. Renowned for his outwardly compositions and visionary poems, Blake was a perfect example of a "poor artist" who yet managed to influence several generations of his disciples. From pre-Raphaelites to Surrealists, nearly all modern painters could cite Blake for inspiration.
It was organised with the assistance of the British Council. The works on display are delivered from the major British collections, including Tate Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery (all - London), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester), Petworth House (West Sussex) and Britten-Pears Foundation (Aldeburgh).
The visitors to the exhibition are queuing to see such famous watercolours as 'Last Judgement', 'Newton', 'Paris's Judgement', and illustrations to Dante's 'Divine Comedy', to the works of John Milton, William Shakespeare and Herbert Spencer.
Alongside these will be exhibited the works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Johann Fuseli, Samuel Palmer, Francis Bacon, Aubrey Beardsley, other British painters and illustrators.
The exhibition runs until 19 February
Address: Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, 12 Volkhonka, Moscow