The Triumphs of Caesar

In 1996 and 99 Gordon painted two pictures inspired by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna’s (1431–1506) series “The Triumphs of Caesar”. The series is displayed at Hampton Court, where Gordon often visited it. About the pictures he said:

If you were to ask me why I attempted to make a study of this work I would have to think more than thrice. But this I can tell you in a painters head there are a kaleidoscope of images that cares not for the correctitude of time or systems of hierarchy. Delicious images return again and again as when a good kitchen door opens.