Europe a Prophecy- 'Entharmon slept', Mildews Blighting Ears of Corn, c.1794 Oil Painting - William Blake

Europe a Prophecy- 'Entharmon slept', Mildews Blighting Ears of Corn, c.1794

William BlakeItem # 106622
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "Europe a Prophecy- 'Entharmon slept', Mildews Blighting Ears of Corn, c.1794", originally brought to life by the talented William Blake. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to William Blake and his artistic vision.

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  • Painting Description

    "Europe a Prophecy" is a prophetic book by the English poet and artist William Blake, first published in 1794. Among the illustrations in this work is the plate entitled "Entharmon slept; Mildews blighting ears of corn," which is both visually arresting and thematically complex, characteristic of Blake's unique mythopoetic universe. The image is part of Blake's larger series of continental prophecies, which also includes "America a Prophecy" and "Asia a Prophecy."

    In "Europe a Prophecy," Blake continues to explore his personal mythology, which includes a vast array of characters and allegorical figures drawn from his own visionary experiences and interpretations of the Bible, as well as from his critique of the political and social events of his time. The figure of Enitharmon, a representation of spiritual beauty and poetic inspiration, is central to the narrative of the book. Her sleep signifies a period of dominance by materialistic values and the suppression of artistic and prophetic vision.

    The image "Entharmon slept; Mildews blighting ears of corn" is emblematic of Blake's intricate engraving style and his use of symbolism. The mildew blighting the ears of corn can be interpreted as a metaphor for the corrupting influence of industrialization and the decline of agrarian society, themes that resonate with Blake's concerns about the effects of the Industrial Revolution on human society and the natural world.

    Created during a period of intense political upheaval, the work reflects Blake's revolutionary spirit and his deep engagement with the intellectual and artistic currents of his time. The plate is executed through a combination of relief etching and watercolor, a method Blake invented and referred to as "Illuminated Printing." This technique allowed him to produce both text and image in a highly original and expressive form, which was integral to the dissemination of his prophetic visions.

    "Europe a Prophecy" is held in high esteem within the canon of Blake's work and is studied for its artistic innovation, its rich interplay of visual and poetic elements, and its profound philosophical and political commentary. The image "Entharmon slept; Mildews blighting ears of corn" continues to captivate scholars and art enthusiasts alike, serving as a testament to Blake's enduring legacy as a visionary artist and poet.

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