What you’ll do
Join historian Sibylle Erle as she discusses ‘The Ghost of a Flea’, a fantastical painting by artist and poet William Blake. The subject of the painting is a monstrous amalgamation of man and flea, which was inspired by a spiritual vision. Dr Erle will explore themes related to the work, such as astrology and its connection to human appearance and personality, vampirism, and Blake’s mystical circle of acquaintances. You’ll be able to ask questions during the talk.
After the talk you’ll have the opportunity to join a creative workshop with artist Marina Sossi to explore your own reactions to the painting and to examples of Blake’s works from our collections.
A limited number of tickets are available for this event.