Grayson Perry and The Art Club.

Grayson Perry is definitely an artist for our times and a champion for the mass media. I am looking forward to visiting the 2003 Turner Prize winner’s exhibition when I visit Bristol Art Gallery in the next few weeks to see The Art Club. Tapestry and glazed pottery are Perry’s specialist media and both exude…

Happy New Year from West Bay in Dorset

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO FOLLOWS THE WHITE BOX AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE NEW GALLERY VISITS IN 2022. KEEP SAFE AS ALWAYS. We eventually found a gallery to visit in December on the coast in Dorset. Sladers Yard was well worth it in on a very wet wintry day to see some exciting…

Happy Christmas and The Portinari Altarpiece  

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FOLLOWERS OF THE WHITE BOX AND KEEP SAFE IN THESE UNUSUAL TIMES. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. GORDON. The Portinari Altarpiece is one of the most complex descriptions of the nativity from the fifteenth century, crammed full of symbolism. I came accross it while looking for a painting of Joseph and Mary’s…

The Adoration of the Shepherds – A Question for you at Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve everyone. My new header is an altarpiece painted by the Flemish artist, Hugo van der Goes in 1475 as a private devotion piece for the Medici banker, Tommaso Portinari. It’s central theme is the Adoration of the Shepherds from Luke’s Gospel, but is crammed with religious symbolism, more of which later. But…

I Saw Three Ships (2)

I Saw Tree Ships, my December painting of the month, attracted a discussion with my friend, Ted Carroll. The question was whether the “Three Ships” were those that legend has it brought Jesus to Glastonbury, across the Somerset Levels. Well…there’s a challenge. The problem is discerning legend and truth and what is the evidence. There…