Kasper Monrad, curator for National Gallery of Denmark talks about the paintings ‘Songbird’ (R) and ‘Cardplayer’ by US musician Bob Dylan during the press preview of his exhibition ‘The Brazil Series’ at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen, Denmark, 02 September 2010. A total of 40 paintings and eight drawings are on display from 04 September 2010 to 30 January 2011
A man looks at the paintings ‘Favela Villa Broncos’ (left) and ‘Favela Villa Candido’ by US musician Bob Dylan during the press preview of his exhibition ‘The Brazil Series’
|By: Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press Writer|
COPENHAGEN (AP).- Denmark’s National Gallery is displaying 40 acrylic paintings by Bob Dylan that have never before been shown to the public.Curator Kasper Monrad said the paintings in Dylan’s “Brazil Series” were specifically made for the Danish exhibition, which opens Friday. The collection includes figurative scenes from Brazilian slums, farms and beaches. The 69-year-old folk singer sketched the scenes during visits to the South American country and then painted them on canvas in a studio. “I chose Brazil as a subject, because I have been there many times and I like the atmosphere,” Dylan said in a statement released by the museum Thursday. Dylan told the museum very little about the process of creating the paintings, Monrad said. “We don’t even know whether he actually saw what he painted or only saw photographs of it,” he said. Dylan was not at Thursday’s presentation of the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 30.