William Blake’s paintings invade the streets of London

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12 September 2019

On the occasion of the largest exhibition dedicated to the poet and painter William Blake, the streets of London were invaded by suggestive animations.

On the occasion of the major William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, director Sam Gainsborough has created a wonderful trailer dedicated to the event in which the artist’s most famous works come to life and invade the streets of London.

Produced by Blinkinkink, the animated short film brings the characters in Blake’s paintings to life in the form of giant ghosts living in the city. For the realization of the project, the museum gave Gainsborough access to very high-resolution images of the original paintings, as the director revealed:

“It was such a luxury to have these images of extraordinary quality, you could see all the brushstrokes and scratches”.

Blake, who will be on display with about 300 works, is finally enhanced as a visual artist in an exhibition that will make him the recognition he deserves: although Blake was a poet, painter, and engraver, he was a character greatly underestimated within the English culture. It’s time to settle the score.

The trailer presents itself as an extremely accurate, as well as suggestive work; an example is the first scene showing the creature of Ghost of a Flea by Blake walking through the walls of Broadwick Street, the place where the artist was born in 1757.

It will be possible to visit the exhibition until February 2, 2020.

William Blake's paintings invade the streets of London | Collater.al
William Blake's paintings invade the streets of London | Collater.al
William Blake's paintings invade the streets of London | Collater.al
William Blake's paintings invade the streets of London | Collater.al
William Blake's paintings invade the streets of London | Collater.al

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