Grayson Perry's superb Vanity of Small Differences, an exhibition of six fantastic tapestries tracking the mobility of one young man from a babe to a body bathing in its own blood on an A road, mirroring Hogarth's Rake's Progress, will soon be over and I really don't want you to miss it. While Hogarth used the medium of prints to disseminate his ideas as depicted in the Rake's Progress, Perry has used Channel 4, accompanying the series of Tapestries (another forray from Perry into reviving a dying art and making it thoroughly relevant to a contemporary audience, employing an important Belgian tapestry company) with a 3/4 part series on social mobility in UK today - looking at the laminated working classes, the self effacing middle classes and the dying animal that is the upper crust, hanging onto their crumbling castles for dear life. Made in Belgium and choc-a-clock with reminiscences from the dutch golden age of painting the tapestries are masterpieces together and add the documentaries in and you realise what a dude Perry is.
This blog needs a bit of colour and no better person than Grayson Perry to bring it some -
And here's a nice nod to Massacio's Expulsion.