The programs in The English Masters series contain an in-depth look at Blake, Constable, Reynolds, and Turner. Each DVD includes expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians, and scholars. 50 minutes each.
Blake — As the ultimate example of the Romantic artist, William Blake made radical developments in art technique to communicate his vision. However, visual art was just one facet of his achievement. In his famous Illuminated Books, Blake combined painting, engraving, and poetry, some of which are now the most famous in the English language. However, Blake's visual art can be far more readily appreciated, and paintings such as The Ancient of Days remain a powerful testimony to the genius of this
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