Explore the art and life of William Blake, one of Britain's most radical arists, through the places in which he lived and worked, and through the art, music and words of those he inspired.
William Blake was an artist, poet, radical thinker and visionary, working at a time of great social and political change. He was born in Soho and spent most of his life in London, where the city and its people inspired his fantastic, and at times nightmarish, visions.
This app guides you on a tour of William Blake's London. Visit the places where he lived and created his extraordinary works, see the church where he was married, and visit his grave. When you visit each location, new content will be unlocked within the app, including images of artworks, music, video and readings of Blake's poetry.
The app features:
" A map of locations in London related to William Blake's life. Visit these locations to unlock new content within the app
" Detailed information about Blake's life and work
" Images of artworks Blake created throughout his lifetime as well as works by other artists who have been influenced by Blake
" Music inspired by Blake, including tracks by Billy Bragg, Beth Orton, John Tavener and Kate Tempest
" Video of curators, writers and artists talking about the importance of Blake's work, including Alan Moore and Maurice Sendak
-memory issues that led to the app crashing on iPhone 4 fixed: iPhone 4 users, please update
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful design and concept
I heard about this some time ago and was eagerly awaiting it's release. Personally it's great timing with a trip to London coming up. The design is intuitive and beautiful and what little content there is (before unlocking it by visiting sites) is excellent.
I will repost once I have unlocked some sites but I would suggest that the owners release more content immediately as many will be put off from downloading this as there is so little available initially. Also foreigners such as myself may not have Internet access on a cellphone when in London.
Solve this issue and this looks like an excellent idea, very well implemented.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.