Обсуждение:Иерусалим. Эманация Гиганта Альбиона (Блейк)/53

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Jerusalem The Emanation of The Giant Albion, object 53 (Bentley 53, Erdman 53, Keynes 53)

В верхней половине листа, одетая женщина сидит на вершине гигантского помоста в виде подсолнечника, плавающего в водоёме. Её крылья, разделённые на три створки, выполняют двойную функцию, как трон, каждая из створок, напоминающих боковые расширения кресла. Средние и передние крылья, последние из которых, кажется, одновременно служат турнюрами в платье, относительно невзрачны, в отличие от крупных задних крыльев искусно инкрустированных небесными сюжетами, включая звёзды, Новолуние (слева) и шар или планета (справа). У неё высокая причёска с инкрустированной в неё Флёр-де-Лис (геральдической лилией), часть из которой оформлена в виде трёхъярусный короны, которая не различима в копии E. Её локти опираются на колени, подбородок на ладонях, и она, по-видимому, спит. На рисунке может изображать Валу или Раав, но иконически она сильно напоминает Иерусалим, как она изображена на титульном листе и, как описано в Песни наблюдающего Лоса Watch на Листе 86: «С шестью крылами» (строка 2), распростёртыми как «навес» (строка 10). Такая идентификация кажется более правдоподобна, если прочитать название главы, «Иерусалим» (на водоеме внизу слева) как подпись под изображением. Лучи света исходят от её крыльев-престола, и радужно палитра по краям от фигуры предполагает время восхода или заката.

Sector AB plate Illustration:

On the top half of the plate, a gowned female sits on top of a giant sunflower dais floating on a body of water. Her wings, divided into three sets, do double duty as a throne, each of the sets resembling the lateral extensions of a wing chair. The middle and anterior wings, the latter of which seem to serve simultaneously as a bustle to the gown, are relatively nondescript, in contrast to the large-scale hind wings elaborately inlaid with celestial motifs, including stars, a waning crescent moon (left) and a globe or planet (right). The figure's upswept hair is built to great heights, with fleurs-de-lis ornaments worked into it, but the rest of the triple-tiered crown of which they are a part is not discernible in copy E. Her elbows are propped on her knees, chin resting in the palms of her upraised hands, and she appears to be sleeping. The figure may be associated with Vala or Rahab, but iconically she strongly resembles Jerusalem as depicted on the title page and as described in Los's Watch Song on plate 86: "Wingd with Six Wings" (line 2) that spread like a "canopy" (line 10). The identification is made more plausible by reading the chapter title, "Jerusalem" (inscribed on the body of water at lower left) as a caption to the design. Beams of light radiate from her wings-cum-throne, and at the edges of the design a rosy palette suggests the time is sunrise or sunset.

Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: female, gown, cloak, long hair, bun, spiky, spire, facing forward, sitting, eyes closed, sleeping, mouth open, wing, rainbow, star, moon, crescent, sky, planet, sphere, globe, sun, butterfly, fairy, angel, Vala, Rahab, Jerusalem, chair, throne, queen, seat, crown, fleur-de-lis, legs bent, arms bent, arms on lap, hands on face, head on hands, beams of light, aura, light, arms bent upward, curly hair On the top half of the plate, a gowned female (her attire also includes a stole[?]) sits on top of a giant sunflower, facing forward. Her wings, divided into three sets, do double duty as a throne, each of the sets resembling the lateral extensions of a wing chair; their general configuration suggests a heart. The middle and anterior wings, the latter of which seem to serve simultaneously as a bustle to the gown, are relatively nondescript, in contrast to the large-scale hind wings elaborately inlaid with celestial motifs, including stars (right and left), a waning crescent moon (left) and a globe, planet, sun, or full moon (right); their bands of color suggest a rainbow. The figure's upswept hair is built to great heights, shaped like a spire extending to the top border of the design; fleurs-de-lis ornaments are worked into her hair, part of a triple-tiered crown only partially discernible in copy E. Her elbows are propped on her knees, chin resting in the palms of her upraised hands, and she appears to be sleeping; her mouth is slightly open. The figure's attributes inevitably suggest an angel or a fairy, but also a butterfly, given her position nestled in the florets of the sunflower. Though often associated with Vala or Rahab, iconically she strongly resembles Jerusalem as depicted on the title page and as described in Los's Watch Song on plate 86: "Wingd with Six Wings" (line 2) that spread like a "canopy" (line 10). The identification is made more plausible by reading the chapter title, "Jerusalem" (inscribed on the body of water at lower left) as a caption to the design. Beams of light radiate from the figure's wings-cum-throne.


Component (Sector A)

Keywords: text The words "Jerusalem / Chap 3" are inscribed on the water in the bottom left corner of the design. The "m" of "Jerusalem" is partly obscured by a flower petal.


Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: flower, petal, sunflower, floating On the top half of the plate, a winged female sits atop a giant sunflower dais floating in the midst of the sea(?).


Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: water, sea, waves, sunrise, sunset, sky, sun, light, beams of light On the top half of the plate, a winged female sits atop a giant sunflower floating in the midst of the sea(?). Rays of light emanate from her wings or (alternatively) from an obscured sun rising above or sinking beneath the horizon, a possibility consistent with the time of day, sunset or sunrise, suggested by the rosy palette of the sky visible at the edges of the design.


Sector D interlinear Illustration:

The spaces of the right margin are filled with three sketchy human figures. At top, a figure of unidentifiable sex sits hunched or slumped with one leg extended and one bent under to support its weight. It may hold a spherical object in its left hand. Below that is a descending male(?) figure with arms raised vertically, hands together. His hands may be touching those of a female(?) figure below him whose legs are extended behind her, with her upper body twisted as though looking and reaching towards the figure above her. Around these three figures are various lines suggestive of waves, flames, or clouds.

Component (Sector D)

Keywords: nude, arm bent, arm at side, arm bent upward, bending forward, facing down, facing left, hand holding, head down, holding, hunched over, leg bent, sitting, sphere, bowl, globe, chair, rock The spaces of the right margin are filled with three sketchy human figures. At top, a figure of unidentifiable sex sits hunched or slumped on what appears to be a chair or squared rock. One of the figure’s legs is extended forward and raised while the other is bent under to support its weight. Its left arm seems to be bent and it may be holding a spherical object in its left hand.


Component (Sector D)

Keywords: male, nude, seen from behind, facing away, facing down, head down, arms raised vertically, twisted, legs together, hands together, descending, looking, reaching, holding, touching The spaces of the right margin are filled with three sketchy human figures. The second figure from the top is a descending male(?) with arms raised vertically, hands together. From his position, he seems to be diving or perhaps reaching for the figure beneath him, whose hand he may be touching.


Component (Sector D)

Keywords: female, nude, legs together, twisted, legs extended backward, long hair, facing right, facing down, facing up, head up, looking, reaching, holding, arm raised vertically, hovering, floating, flying, lying, head bent back The spaces of the right margin are filled with three sketchy human figures. The lowermost figure is a female(?) reaching and looking towards the figure above her. Her body is twisted or bent upwards at an almost 90-degree angle with her legs stretched out horizontally behind her and her upper body nearly vertical. Her long(?) hair flows back from her head as she raises an arm vertically towards the male(?) figure above her.


Component (Sector D)

Keywords: cloud, flame, flame-like, wave, indeterminate Around the three figures are indeterminate shapes that resemble clouds, flames, or waves.