THE SHOCK OF THE NEW BLAKE
Robert Hughes seems to have discovered some curious new verses of Blake’s, which he quotes without reference on page 235 of his recent study of modern art, The Shock of the New (New York: Knopf, 1981). Hughes writes that, “A century before Miró’s birth, William Blake had urged his readers to
Seek those imagesThat is the aim of Miró’s early paintings.”
That constitute the Wild:
The lion and the Virgin,
The Harlot and the Child.