Notebooks of William Blake and Leonardo da Vinci

Here’s something very cool from the British Library, which I noticed my friend at notizbuchblog.de posted about recently. On the library’s website, you can look through some wonderful old books, including priceless items like the poet and artist William Blake’s notebook below:

See more at Virtual books: images only – The Notebook of William Blake: Introduction.
They also have selections from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks:

See more at The Leonardo Notebook- Introduction.

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2 Responses to “Notebooks of William Blake and Leonardo da Vinci”

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  2. Thank’s for the Blake’s notebook.
    In my record “Ode to William Blake” I used “O, I say you Joe” from “an Island in the moon” note book
    “William Bond” from the Pickering manuscript
    “Infant sorrow” from the Rossetti manuscript

    sees the release of a two-year project by Fernand Péna, a privately released CD based on Blake’s poetry and titled “Ode to William Blake”.
    http://www.lezarts.info/
    Numerous excellent research and studies have been written to publicize the work of William Blake, ideas, beliefs, visions, spirituality … … ..
    This project from Fernand Pena “Ode to William Blake” has no other ambition but to participate in this action.
    “Even if my knowledge of the English language is very limited, I discovered each day –reading, working on his poems and singing them- the expression of universal Truth:
    Human Being is everything.” F. Pena
    Péna, who has been a musician and singer since 1968 in bands.
    As Blake proves it, the experimentation of this theory goes trough art, poesy, music, liberty, intangible factors.
    live in Tate Britain London, november 28:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl53Ql6O5EU

    please, tell us what you think about this project (music, voice & mind)

    be happy
    fernand

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