Wednesday 20 June 2012

All in the best possible taste

I've really enjoyed the Grayson Perry series in which he has looked at the taste of the different classes in the UK.

I've enjoyed his intelligent and inquisitive approach and the fact that he has thrown himself in and tried to understand the different tastes and all the complex and subtle reasons why people make the choices they do. It ended up almost more social anthropology than aesthetics.

Here are some of the tapestries he produced to tell the stories he heard.
Working class
Middle class
Upper class
Of the three, the one that appeals to me the most is the Upper class one. It tells a powerful tale. I like the reference to hunting and I see a nod to a painting I have always loved in the couple beneath the tree; Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews.

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