Welcome! Welcome to new comers and to old friends alike! Art Blog By Bob aims to explore the world of the visual arts primarily, but delves into music, movies, literature, and any relevant connections to the “real” world. This blog continues the original Art Blog By Bob that ran from 2007 through 2015 and Picture This that ran from 2010 through 2016. I reserve the right to digress at will and express opinions unreserved and invite you to do the same in the comments with civility and an open mind.
When I started blogging in 2007, I literally didn’t know what I was doing and what I really wanted to do. As the original Art Blog By Bob evolved over time (and for some time existed as part of the Big Think family), I realized that I wanted to share the best ideas and images from the world of visual art with as many people as possible. Art Blog By Bob (now in this version 2.0 incarnation) looks to continue that educational mission not just for the reader, but also for myself.
This latest chapter in Art Blog By Bob will venture in the same direction as the old one, reflecting my latest interests (silent film, digital humanities, pedagogical theory) and oldest obsessions (history, literature, baseball) as well as the latest trends in the art world and world at large. I’ve always loved writing and art, so Art Blog By Bob truly reflects who I am and what I love doing. I hope you enjoy it, too.