The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake - Book 6, Book 6 : Chapter 3, The Design of the Last Judgment Summary & Analysis

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Book 6, Book 6 : Chapter 3, The Design of the Last Judgment Summary

Here the author begins by providing a description to a client of Blake's visual art.

With respect to William Blake's painting, there were at least two kinds. On the one hand, he earned a good portion of his living by painting signs or decorating interiors or other commissioned pieces. On the other hand, he also made paintings that he hoped to sell as art, even though he had created them in accordance with his own wishes and those of Genius rather than as a direct consequence of being commissioned.

Much of the rest of this chapter is dedicated to his visual arts. This often includes a greater discussion of his beliefs. One example of this occurs when he restates his experience that the Eternal and the realms...

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