Dylan and Painting

Bob Dylan, as a great artist who had so many brilliant ideas about his chosen art - songwriting, Dylan, a gifted painter and draughtsman,  should be able to make the distinction between concept and expression.  In his memoir, Dylan fails to make the distinction between art and painting. The following is an example for Bob.  Andy Warhol was a mediocre painter, silk screener but a great artist. He had a big idea about art and popular culture.  A person can look at a Warhol work and say he was an uninspired painter,  Andy would be the first to agree but one cannot say that he was an uninspired artist.  It’s not about the painting, it’s about the art.  Millions of civilians fail to make this distinction, Bob Dylan among them.