William Blake

Elihu rebukes Job and his friends

Elihu rebukes Job and his friends by William Blake

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Blake was strongly opposed to formal religion, believing that it stifled the natural development of imagination. His intense spiritual optimism was anathema to his friend and mentor Henry Fuseli, yet the latter was very influential on Blake's visionary style. In The Book of Job he expressed both the freedom and the subtlety of his personal interpretation of the Bible, incorporating his philosophical concerns with the depths and ecstatic heights of the human spirit. (Monsters and Maidens, 2004)

Title
Elihu rebukes Job and his friends
Artist/creator
Production date
1825
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
534 x 432 x 22 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/10/12
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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