Hey, that’s awesome! The mythic Bob Dylan went to Brazil to paint favelas, of course, and who knows what else. Not sure about quality of the paintings (or whether that matters, really). Now the “Brazil Series” is in exhibition at the Denmark National Gallery.
Bob Dylan’s new series reflects the settings and people he came across in Brazil. Here, we find depictions of everyday scenes in cities and in the country. Wine growers, gypsies, politicians, gamblers, and gangsters. A motley collection of motifs and subject matter that accentuates the artist’s fascination with the diversity of Brazil. The works appear almost like anthropological records, shorn of any romantic sentiments, preconceptions, or social commentary. The motif itself, its compositional potential, and the underlying narrative would appear to be the features that most interest the artist.