One of the most intriguing talk I have attended this year was called The Art of Deception at V&A museum, London. It was an interview by director Giles Ramsay with the award-winning actor Sam West and the spy writer Nigel West. The discussion was about the similarities and differences between acting and spying – the mutual arts of deception. Continue reading
Modern Tapestry by Greyson Perry. In The Vanity of Small Differences artist Grayson Perry explores his fascination with taste and the visual story. It tells of our interior lives in a series of six tapestries. The creation process was also documented in three television programmes, All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, for Channel 4. The artist goes on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain, to gather inspiration for his artworks, literally weaving the characters he meets into a narrative partly inspired by Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress.