Thursday, 13 October 2011
Grayson Perry and Gerhard Richter all in one day
On Tuesday Solihull College trip to london. Desperate to see Grayson Perry's new exhibition at the British Museum - The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. It didn't disappoint. Perry's amazing pots and tapestries are juxtaposed with relics and artefacts from the British Museum. He has obviously chosen them carefully to compliment his own work and indeed some of the ancient pieces look like Perry's own work, they are so avant garde.
Also went to Tate Modern to the Gerhard Richter retrospective Panorama. Have always loved his work especially his overpainted photographs. His photoreal paintings are quite uncanny but I particularly love this one called Betty.