Nine Lives No.3

“Nine lives : Number 3”

“Tyger Tyger burning bright,

In the forests of the night :

What immoгtal hand or eye,

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”

William Blake

Paint: Schmincke watercolours and Daler Rowney designer Gouache

Paper: Canson Heritage CP 300gsm

Brush: Winsor and Newton series 7 Sz 3 round

Tyger is William Blake’s most famous poem. It presents the contrary nature of things – a “duality between aesthetic beauty and primal ferocity”. To see one, you must see the other. “Did he who made the Lamb make thee?”

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