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Reviews

Vol. 47 no. 1: Summer 2013

William Blake and British Visionary Art, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

  • Vera Serdechnaya
Submitted
23 May 2013
Published
23 May. 2013

Abstract

A surprising and unprecedented event happened in Moscow at the end of 2011, when an exhibition of paintings by William Blake opened. Such a show of Blake’s works is a great rarity, because there are no Blake paintings in Russian art collections. The exhibition presented about 150 works by Blake and some of his “British visionary” counterparts from the collections of the eight largest museums in the UK. According to the web portal Gazeta.ru, “Only a few Britons have been able to see so much of Blake’s fine legacy.”