In Focus

Image from Mare Blocker. Used with permisson.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015

William Blake (1757-1827) was a British poet, painter, engraver, and printer. Blake developed an unorthodox method of printmaking called relief etching, which he referred to as “illuminated printing,” and used to print his own books. Blake’s practices of crafting a dialog between text and image and controlling all aspects of book production are reflected in the individualist spirit of today’s book arts. This exhibit includes examples from the Special Collections of the Haas Family Arts Library of work by contemporary artists who have been influenced by William Blake’s legacy.

Victorious Secret installation by Angela Lorenz

Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls

Three framed mosaic triptychs by Angela Lorenz, 2012-2013

Installed March 23 - June 26, 2015 in the Sterling Memorial Library and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. Sponsored by The Bibliographical Press.

For more information: http://guides.library.yale.edu/victorioussecret