Drawn A Blank - Look Alive!


2007

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Whilst travelling on tour between andBob Dylan created a collection of drawings that were published in a book entitled 'Drawn Blank' in These expressive works capture Dylan's chance encounters and observations. The creation of these portraits, interiors, landscapes, still lifes, nudes and street scenes were done to "relax and refocus a restless mind". Instantly excited about Dylan's work, she contacted the artist's team and was thrilled to learn that Bob Dylan would agree to have his art exhibited in public for the first time.

When Dylan had first drawn the works in this series he had intended to create paintings based upon them. These paintings formed a collection entitled 'The Drawn Blank Series'. Unlike the delicacy of the drawings in 'Drawn Blank' the paintings are expressive and vibrant. Dylan paints several versions of the same image, using different colours and tones which result in a dynamic variety of impressions, feelings and emotions. This choice and skill in applying different colour arrangements to the same original drawing enables Dylan to express his feelings and perceptions of an idea or view - continually evoking different feelings and reactions, and thereby creating evolving works of art.

This technique is intrinsic to Dylan in all aspects of his creative life. Prior to the seventeenth century most artists had viewed printmaking or Graphics as they are also known nowadays as a preparatory technique, using the medium to create sketches for their final Drawn A Blank - Look Alive! . The Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn was one Drawn A Blank - Look Alive! the first Hot Gossip - Blues Explosion* - Hot Gossip to use printmaking as a form of art in its own right.

Although initially a painter, he became devoted to the medium of etching; creating approximately three hundred etchings during his lifetime. His importance and renown within the art world in this context is of such significance that, when the medium was revived during the twentieth century, artists such as Picasso fervently aspired to be as skilled as him in this medium and, during the s went on to create, amongst many fine art graphics, a series of etchings which featured imagery of Rembrandt.

The series was entitled 'The Vollard Suite', named after the renowned art dealer and critic Ambroise Vollard who commissioned and published it. Vollard was one of the most important art dealers of the early twentieth century, and worked with artists such as Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro Importantly, it was Vollard who pioneered the idea of painter as printer, bringing printmaking back into fashion and establishing it as a reputable art form that artists enjoyed and enthusiastically used.

As Vollard himself commented: " Some of them even made complete albums for me After the Second World War the centre of printmaking predominantly moved from Europe Drawn A Blank - Look Alive! America and some artists began to dedicate their entire oeuvres to print, which came to be viewed on the same level as painting and sculpture. Indeed, artists such as Andy Warhol were committed to the medium - repeating an image in many Drawn A Blank - Look Alive! colour-ways - just as Bob Dylan has done in his works years later.

As part of this tradition, and continuing it into the twenty-first century, a carefully selected collection of Dylan's paintings have been chosen to be published as Signed Limited Edition Graphics to enable collectors, and art lovers throughout the world, access to Bob Dylan's works of art. This graphics collection entitled 'The Drawn Blank Series' captures the true Trial By fire - Angelkill - Grave Samples of Dylan's original paintings.

In the spirit of Vollard, it Cover Me - Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge the Drawn A Blank - Look Alive! of these prints that enables a wider audience to appreciate the skill and imagination not only of Dylan the artist, but also of Dylan the man.

Each edition is published in a limited number of no more than copies worldwide. Washington Green Fine Art Publishing Company are proud and privileged to present this unique collection of highly acclaimed graphics; representing yet another landmark in its twenty seven year creative journey of fine art publishing.


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Kazragul says:
This graphics collection entitled 'The Drawn Blank Series' captures the true essence of Dylan's original paintings. In the spirit of Vollard, it is the production of these prints that enables a wider audience to appreciate the skill and imagination not only of Dylan the artist, but also of Dylan the man.

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