An Art Blog with a Memory

I’ve been reading blogs for a long time and I find Art Blog By Bob both refreshing and a welcome addition to the art blogging realm.  Not only does the Philly-based “Bob” venture into the archives of art history to reflect on some of its giants, but he also posts great images that help illuminate his words.

What makes him more readable is his personal anecdotes, like he recent post on John Ruskin and how he first encountered the work of the great critic–it was in the remainder bin of a bookstore.

In the contemporary art world, where novelty and the NOW is so coveted, it’s nice to see people look back and reflect on a personal passion for art objects, artists and critics that doesn’t seem skewed by the gallery circuit and its quest for cool.

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