September 25, 2016  

Bob Dylan's Paintings Slammed by Critics

September 7, 2010 (4:25 am) GMT
'When we talk about music, Bob Dylan is one of the great Picassos of the 20th century, but this is not the case for his painting,' one critic says about the singer's art works.

has failed to win over art critics in Denmark after a series of his paintings went on display at a museum in Copenhagen - one expert has dismissed the singer as an "amateur". The Brazil Series exhibition, which features 40 of Dylan's specially created acrylic paintings, opened at the National Gallery on Friday, September 3 but the 69-year-old star's efforts have been panned in the local press.

One Berlingske Tidende critic writes, "When we talk about music, Bob Dylan is one of the great Picassos of the 20th century, but this is not the case for his painting." Meanwhile, art history professor Peter Brix Soendergaard tells the Information paper, "Bob Dylan paints like any other amateur, using a rather oafish figurative style. He is what we used to call a Sunday painter."

However, Karsten Ohrt, the head of the museum, has stood by Dylan, insisting the singer's paintings are worthy of a place in the National Gallery. Ohrt says, "We think that Dylan is a quality painter and he attracts a lot of interest among Danish painters and art collectors."

The exhibition runs until January 30.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kim Kardashian Endorses Hillary Clinton, Shuts Down Rumor That She Votes for Donald Trump
  2. Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Move Into Rental House Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  3. Find Out the Gender of Olivia Wilde's Second Child With Jason Sudeikis!
  4. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  5. Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher Expecting Their Second Child
  6. Marion Cotillard's Partner Breaks Silence on Brad Pitt Affair Rumors
  7. Julia Roberts to Play PTA Mom Framed for Drug Possession in True-Story Movie
  8. Pippa Middleton's Private Photos Stolen After Her iCloud Got Hacked