[Milton-L] Blake's winged God [WAS: somewhat off topic art question]

Larisa Kocic-Zambo larisa at lit.u-szeged.hu
Wed Jan 2 05:55:15 EST 2008

Dear Cynthia,
I haven't yet come across a winged Christ in Blake, but I am no Blake
scholar either. However, I know he has a large color printing called "Elohim
creating Adam" (see link below), that represents God with wings:


I have always been fascinated by this picture, especially when compared to
his "Satan Exulting Over Eve"
The Blake Archive hosted on http://blake-dev.lib.unc.edu/blake/index.html is
so huge, that, who knows, one might easily come along a winged Christ as
well. I certainly will be looking for it. Your query made me curious.
If you happen to find one, please let me know too.
Thank you,


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue,  1 Jan 2008 13:40:57 -0500 (EST)
>From: <gilliaca at jmu.edu>  
>Subject: somewhat off topic art question  
>To: milton-l at listerv.richmond.edu
>"... in his WINGS?"
>I asked this on another list, and someone suggested that William Blake had
several images of a winged Jesus, as did Renaissance paintings. 
>I've emailed our excellent young Romanticist to ask about Blake, about whom
I am woefully ignorant.
>I'm asking folks on this list - many of whom have knowledge both broad and
deep of Renaissance art - about winged Jesus images. I can't conjur any up,
but my knowledge is pretty casual.
>And a Happy New Year to all of my esteemed friends on this list!
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you
hate." Fr. John Weston

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