Tate Britain

John Flaxman Exhibition

April 1, 2005

An interpretation piece for the William Blake room at Tate Britain that reinforces the fundamental principle behind his work…the purity of the line.

For William Blake and his contemporary John Flaxman, purity of line embodied purity of spirituality, while colour and tone were corrupting influences. To convey this idea we asked visitors to engage first hand with their drawings, by simply allowing them to trace some of William Blake's most famous work…and craft every detail of their creation in a way that Blake would have himself.