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Under God's hammer : William Blake versus David Shrigley.

by Blake, William [artist.]; Cook, Robert [curator]; Shrigley, David [artist]; Art Gallery of Western Australia [issuing body.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Artist in focus: Publisher: Perth, W.A. : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2006Description: 47 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm.ISBN: 0975809881.Subject(s): Shrigley, David -- Exhibitions | Blake, William, 1757-1827. Book of Job -- Exhbitions | Shrigley, David, 1968- | Blake, William, 1757-1827 | Shrigley, David | Bible. Job -- Illustrations | Bible. O.T. Job -- Illustrations | Bible. Job -- Illustrations | Bible -- History of Biblical events -- Art | Drawing -- Great Britain -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Art, Comparative | Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Exhibition cataloguesSummary: "This exhibition desplays William Blake's Book of Job (1825) against new drawing by young Scottish artist David Shrigley. This unique pairing of historical and contemporary illustrations inspaired by the famously ambiguous Old Testament text offers a fascinating look at the machinations of faith and the power of artistic vision in relation to the world of the early nineteenth century and our own times. The distinct styles and world views of these artists produce two remarkable takes on the significance of the Old testament story, whose interpretation remains puzzling and manifold." -- Director's foreword (p. 3)
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Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 16 September 2006 - 1 January 2007.

Curator, Robert Cook.

Includes bibliographical references.

"This exhibition desplays William Blake's Book of Job (1825) against new drawing by young Scottish artist David Shrigley. This unique pairing of historical and contemporary illustrations inspaired by the famously ambiguous Old Testament text offers a fascinating look at the machinations of faith and the power of artistic vision in relation to the world of the early nineteenth century and our own times. The distinct styles and world views of these artists produce two remarkable takes on the significance of the Old testament story, whose interpretation remains puzzling and manifold." -- Director's foreword (p. 3)

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