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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 17:46 GMT 
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An interview with the curator (site might have some pop-ups):

http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tgcom24.mediaset.it%2Fcultura%2Farticoli%2F1080505%2Fbob-dylan-il-mito-sceglie-milano-per-esporre-le-sue-ultime-opere.shtml


....and I just wanted to say sometimes I love Google translations:
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he wanted to know if the paintings had liked the people who had set up the exhibition.


:lol:

Or maybe Bob really said that? :?


It's sentence word order...a translator can't fix that
It probably should read
He wanted to know if the people who had set up the exhibition liked the paintings

Paintings and people have the same subject verb agreement here.... Both 3rd person plural

so it can be hard for us to tell what is supposed to go with what.

English is mainly a subject verb object sentence order
Sometimes other languages are a subject object verb sentence order or something else... So the translators screw up the translations by putting the words it of order... And since the 2 nouns were flipped here and they had the matching verb tense, it sounded grammatically correct (and it was) but it didn't make sense


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 18:06 GMT 
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Shame, I can't go to see Renaldo & Clara, already have an appointment that can't be changed.


It really is a shame. I think it's interesting that it will be shown, he said at the time that he wanted it to be like a painting.... just like BOTT.


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 18:27 GMT 

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Hello there. I saw the paintings today and, as an art neophyte, I have greatly enjoyed them - especially Hitman, Train Station, Peacemaker and Blind Man. The courtyard ones look nice as well. The three paintings in the first room are nudes and Sugar Cube is the last painting one sees before leaving the gallery.

These are the names I can remember:
Rope
Train Station
Rescue Team
Peacemaker
Blindfold Test (another nude)
Blind Man
Hitman
Fire Dancer
Jockey Club
Masked Ball
Dance Hall
Blowtorch
Churchgoers
Minister
Romeo and Juliet
Little Theater Courtyard

I'm going back to the gallery in a couple of days, so I can try to write down the name of the other paintings if anybody is interested.


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 18:34 GMT 
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^Glad you enjoyed it.
Are they selling posters / catalogues / any kinds of souvenirs related to these works?


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 18:50 GMT 
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Thank you for the names of the artworks!


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 18:58 GMT 
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thank your very much, steadyrollinman!


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 20:16 GMT 

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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 053&type=1 for anyone that is on fb .. these are the paintings for viewing..though im sure if i look back someone already has put them up here. wow is all i can say. i really like this series. His use of shadow and light is awesome. And hes quite the lil devil. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 20:42 GMT 
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raging_glory wrote:
Giuseppe Gazerro wrote:

I can do that when you want.

It's not a treat for die hard fans, I tell you in advance.
:)

Sure, it would be much appreciated, Giuseppe.



that's it:

DISCLAIMER:
as this is a transcript from a live interview, it doesn't sound grammatically impeccable.
I've tried to render exactly the same pauses, repetitions and *uncertainties* of the speaker, who's clearly improvising and not reading a rehearsed speech.


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If you need also the original transcript, it's in my site:
(before the english translation)
http://www.giuseppegazerro.com/music_bo ... ainter.htm


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This exhibition…..Bob Dylan wants it in series of paintings…
This exhibition is an exhibition linked to new Orleans and so they are 23 paintings whose title is *The New Orleans Series*.
Lots of images are taken from black & white movie frames, pictures….
and there’s a hall with 4 yards… very colourful….with 4 paintings……quite different from the others…we’ve left them at the end of the exhibition….which (the paintings *other than* the yards, I think) are, instead, paintings Bob Dylan has made relying on drawings he sketches from real life.

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The style is very fast and very…..a very rough and crude painting, too……it’s no different….no different ……from many contemporary artists more famous than Bob Dylan.

As we watch the paintings we can try to find a fil rouge linking his painting and his music.
But I think it’s more the atmosphere….

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The paintings……it’s difficult to think some paintings may add anything to his music…..particularly to Bob Dylan’s music, since it’s so widely known all over the world…..even as a means of expression…..they are something you must either watch live or they won’t give you the same impression….

They surely add something to Bob Dylan as a person…..Bob Dylan as a manager (???)……
This intimacy, this need to be a very intimate and isolated character….
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Bob Dylan is one among many musicians who are also painters……I liked the challenge of showing another side of an artist….a valuable side, in my opinion…

More musicians, like David Bowie, Miles Davis have….he painted with great passion.
I think those who have such a strong relation with an audience, those who live by this musical experience with their audience may find a moment of intimacy and silence in painting and this allows them to ponder on their music….

So I don’t think it’s just a hobby…Paolo Conte paints, Lorenzo Cherubini paints and I think that he paints too…..
Inside visual arts a musician finds a little bit of intimacy, some of those boundary lines he doesn’t have in music….


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 20:48 GMT 
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Thank you very much, Giuseppe!


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 20:54 GMT 
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queen, thanks for the fb link. i usually don't like bob's paintings, but i really like those!

Giuseppe, thanks for the interview translation. i like what the gentleman (?) said about the "intimacy" and quiet a musician can find in the visual arts.

my brother is a painter, so we talk a lot about how he experiences the world, as a painter. it's very different from how i see the world & really cool.


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 22:34 GMT 
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you're welcome, dudes.

it's my pleasure.
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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 23:00 GMT 

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Johanna Parker wrote:
^Glad you enjoyed it.
Are they selling posters / catalogues / any kinds of souvenirs related to these works?


I'm afraid not. I looked for the gallery's souvenir shop, but apparently there's none. I'll ask someone on Friday. All I could get today was a leaflet.
I'd also like to apologize for the mistake on my first post, it should read Cuban Sugar instead of Sugar Cube. Sorry, guys.


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PostPosted: Wed February 6th, 2013, 23:14 GMT 
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Thanks.
That's not much.... but then again the catalogue for last year's exhibition isn't out yet.


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 01:00 GMT 

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Glad Bob got to go to his beloved Italy on a jolly!


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 19:23 GMT 
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It turned that also the 'courtyards paintings' come from photographs.
Nothing's wrong with that, for me.


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 20:01 GMT 

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appleberry wrote:
It turned that also the 'courtyards paintings' come from photographs.
Nothing's wrong with that, for me.


Well I cannot see Bob THE DYLAN sitting quietly in a New Orleans courtyard painting peacefully away for hours. In his best hoodie or the blonde fringe :lol: !


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 20:47 GMT 
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Well I cannot see Bob THE DYLAN sitting quietly in a New Orleans courtyard painting peacefully away for hours. In his best hoodie or the blonde fringe :lol: !


HA! Very true.

My dad was an artist & he often painted from photographs - his own as well as photographs by other people. I think it is pretty common for artists. You can't always spend a lot of time in a place where you see something you want to paint.

My dad often took several photographs & even other artworks & used elements of them in his own paintings, in ways that were original. Like, he didn't like *this* being *there* in real-life, so he moved it. Very common for artists.

My brother, also an artist, has a book about Edward Hopper that shows his studies for some of his paintings - he did the same thing.


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 21:00 GMT 
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Mutabor wrote:
appleberry wrote:
It turned that also the 'courtyards paintings' come from photographs.
Nothing's wrong with that, for me.


Well I cannot see Bob THE DYLAN sitting quietly in a New Orleans courtyard painting peacefully away for hours. In his best hoodie or the blonde fringe :lol: !


@Mutabor:
:lol: I can imagine that.
But, there are several New Orleans images in the Drawn Blank Series, so it's likely he did make some pencil sketches there and of course he was living in New Orleans around that time (ca. Oh Mercy).

As for these new paintings, it was announced from the beginning that they'd be based on photos. Only yesterday I read an interview with the museum director, and he said they were from magazines. He didn't say what kind of magazines, but....


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 21:42 GMT 
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appleberry wrote:
It turned that also the 'courtyards paintings' come from photographs.


Oh okay, they've been added to that facebook page - not magazines?
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.491701507535053&type=1


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 22:04 GMT 

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:lol: Love that one from facebook:

"He's always been a cunning linguist"


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PostPosted: Thu February 7th, 2013, 23:49 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
appleberry wrote:
It turned that also the 'courtyards paintings' come from photographs.


Oh okay, they've been added to that facebook page - not magazines?
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.491701507535053&type=1


that's fascinating, thanks for that. I'm a painter myself and for the first time I like his paintings (of course I always love the big pink painting).


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PostPosted: Sat February 9th, 2013, 07:15 GMT 
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Well, you didnt need to make up a penis to circle it... Sheesh, just look at a few of the other paintings and you'll actually find one.


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PostPosted: Sat February 9th, 2013, 12:47 GMT 
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It's just a cigar. :roll:
http://dylanstubs.com/pictures/2003_3/Tour_book_photo17.html


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PostPosted: Sat February 9th, 2013, 19:55 GMT 
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From the front page:
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