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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry is an English artist well known for his ceramics and cross-dressing. Some of his work was recently on display in the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition was entitled 'Who are you?' and had some thought provoking pieces. Here are a couple of my favourites.












This is a tapestry entitled 'Comfort Blanket'. It is Grayson's take on how others view Britain. People who come to the UK  looking for a safe and secure place away from the terrors of their own country.






















































11 comments:

  1. Very interesting "message" art by Perry. Love the Queen!
    Cheers, jj

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  2. Touching letters especially the last one.

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  3. Terrific exhibition to stimulate some thoughts.

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  4. Love the Queen's face ! Very interesting artwork !

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  5. We loved that exhibition too. They gave my 2 youngest sketchbooks when we were there. Great to keep them focussed and occupied. My favourite was the memory jar. Did you see the TV series. Might still be available on 4oD

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  6. That is a nice exhibition with all the different arts. The Queen is very recognisable portraited!

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  7. That's an exhibition I wish I could see, but this is the next best thing, being taken there through your pictures. Thank you! :-)

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  8. Powerful images in this exhibition!

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  9. So interesting and thought-provoking. The descriptions really add to the understanding. I bet it tok a long time to make your way through and ponder each work.

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  10. This looks like a very intriguing exhibit! The Memory Jar was a touching.portrayal.

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