Danny Hayward

  • WILLIAM BLAKE

    Curated by Martin Myrone and Amy Concannon

    Bodies outstretched, penetrated, erect, bent, or radiant are as omnipresent in William Blake’s visual work as geometrical figures in Constructivist painting. The boundaries that delineate their arms and torsos and heads declare themselves the most vital elements and principal conundrums of his style. Trunks can twist and chests be pierced in Blake’s pictures, and arms can reach painfully outward, but the “hard and wiry line of rectitude” enclosing them remains unfashionably unbroken. So much the worse for fashion. Tate’s comprehensive display of three