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WILLIAM BLAKE

t William Blake Pity, c.1795, colour print, ink and watercolour on paper, 163/4*211/4in (42.5*53.9cm)

TATE BRITAIN Millbank SW1P 4RG September 11 to February 2, 2020 ?020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk This autumn, Tate Britain will present the largest survey of work in the UK for a generation by painter, printmaker and poet, William Blake (1757-1827). Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake has since been held in high regard for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents in his work, which have inspired artists, musicians and writers for over two centuries. The ambitious project brings together over 300 rarely seen works and aims to reimagine the artist’s work as he intended it to be experienced. Large frescos that Blake envisioned, but never realised, for example, such as The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth and The Spiritual Form of Nelson Guiding Leviathan, will be digitally enlarged and projected onto the gallery wall on the enormous scale Blake imagined.

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Welcome to our August issue, packed with inspirational features to help you explore and enjoy your creative skills in all media this summer. Our professional artists and tutors show how to capture summer trees in acrylics, deal with all those greens in the landscape, choose and use the best pochade box for your needs and paint watercolour landscapes both near and far. There are also demonstrations on how to achieve a portrait likeness in charcoal, apply the 'robot' method for painting people, use the patterns of animal coats to help describe their form and capture a radiant sunset in oils. Our interview with Sunday Times Watercolour Competition winner Jayne Stokes provides an insight into the secrets of her success and her working methods in water-based media, while a group of artists reveal how they set up an Open Studios event and offer their top tips for success. There's plenty more, including the latest news, views, product review, competitions to enter and advice on how to create and publish your own book! Enjoy!