|William Blake: Eve tempted by the serpent (1799-1800)|
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
"... of [Blake's poems] ... Wordsworth said after reading a number—they were the 'Songs of Innocence and Experience showing the two opposite sides of the human soul'—'There is no doubt this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man which interests me more than the sanity of Lord Byron and Walter Scott!' "
- Henry Crabb Robinson.
I stood in front of this painting for a long time.
The perfection of woman, the unreproducible brilliance of the blue (tempera on copper).
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