Stage Gallery

 

The Paintings of Bob Short

Tennessee resident and outsider artist, Bob Short, will open an exhibit of 14 paintings at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibit opens October 11 and is open to the public free of charge.

Short is a self-taught artist who was born in Mississippi in 1926. He moved to the Tennessee plateau in 1991. “I farmed for 20 years, practiced law for 20 years and took up painting as a vocation when I moved to Tennessee,” Short explained.

Short goes on to say: “I interpret poems from the Romantic Period of British literature, scripture and quotations. Legends are printed on each piece of art. Symbols are used to influence the viewer. The golden circle is God; sheep and children represent innocence; nudity indicates purity; nature is perfection; walls isolate evil and cities symbolize greed and conformity.”

“We are delighted to present the incomparable work of painter Bob Short at the State Museum for the next several months. Not only is Short an outstanding painter but he is a true visionary artist as well. From the moment we first saw his work, we were incredibly impressed with the way in which he creates such thought-provoking pictures with universal overtones  ̶  they subtly encourage viewers to consider moral issues more deeply without being intimidating. Short’s deft use of color and meticulous attention to detail is also superb,” stated Lois Riggins-Ezzell, Executive Director, Tennessee State Museum

The Paintings of Bob Short will be on view through December 29, 2013. 

Image Credit: Bob Short, What Man Has Made of Man II, 1994, oil on canvas   

 





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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120

FREE ADMISSION

Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
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tn4me

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120

FREE ADMISSION

Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org