Blake’s Book of Job


In addition to his place in the canon as a seminal Romantic poet, William Blake was an accomplished visual artist. In a write-up for Hyperallergic, Allison Meier shares the fruits of her visit to see Blake’s 21-panel series of engravings on the Book of Job, on display at Manhattan’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) through January 11th. Though little-recognized during his lifetime, Blake’s works have stood the test of time; this exhibit is a testament to his artistry, particularly in his signature work illustrating biblical scenes and the trials of the everyman. Hyperallergic has published images of the prints, for those curious souls who can’t make it out the exhibit.

Dinah Fay is a poet, copywriter, and social media maven living in Brooklyn. She is the co-host of the Brick City Speaks reading series in Newark, where she is pursuing an MFA in writing from Rutgers University. More from this author →