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Reproductions | The Ancient of Days, 1794 by William Blake (1757-1827, United Kingdom) | WahooArt.com

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"The Ancient of Days"

William Blake - Etching - 1794

The Ancient of Days is a print by William Blake for his 1794 book Europe, a Prophecy. Here he paints Urizen, the embodiment of conventional law and reason, from his mythology. He is usually depicted with architect's tools and is depicted here as an old man with a white beard crouching down and extending his hand into the dark void, holding a divider over it, implying that he is measuring the material universe and imposing rational law on it. Behind him are cloud-like figures and a circular shape. Urizen is shown as god or god-like, as the name implies. The Ancient of Days is one of God’s names, as written in the Book of David. Blake tries to show that most things can be understood and explained by science and god’s ability to promote order in a chaotic universe.





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