Monday September 20th 2010, 10:15 am
Arts and Crafts: Bob Dylan, The Painter
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Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst is currently hosting an exhibition of over 40 never before seen acrylic paintings by the one and only Bob Dylan. Dylan, who has been painting since the 60s, created all of the pieces specifically for the gallery. “The Brazil Series” focuses on places he visited during several trips to Brazil, including shots of city life, beaches, farms and the slums. In a press release for the museum, Dylan explains:  “I chose Brazil as a subject because I have been there many times and I like the atmosphere.”

The exhibit, unfortunately is currently being panned by the critics. Art history professor Peter Brix Soendergaard, for example, stated: “Bob Dylan paints like any other amateur, using a rather oafish figurative style. He is what we used to call a Sunday painter.” Ouch! Maybe he should stick to songwriting and album covers? “The Brazil Series” runs throught January 30th. What do you think of his paintings? Let us know in the comment after the jump.

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He is no Jerry Garcia

Comment by Erik 09.22.10 @ 7:06 pm

There is something ‘darkly’ beautiful in Dylan’s paintings and inexpressibly poetic. No brush or pen can fully express the dark corner of the soul. Bob Dylan is a poet even when he is a painter.

Comment by Dom Failla 03.29.15 @ 10:48 am

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