Welcome to the web site of Bob Arns, known to the art world as Mutin.

Bob, a nuclear physicist by training and by profession, now Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Vermont, has painted for sixty years. But until last year his art was secret. As a young professor, recognizing that his standing as a scientist would be undermined by a parallel career in art, he adopted Mutin as a nom d'artiste to separate his art from his professional work. Only family and a few close friends knew the secret.

Bob's paintings were introduced to the public for the first time in 2015 in a one-man show at Artists' Mediums. The warm reception given his work there encouraged him to open his own studio. Bob now paints, shows, and sells at Brickwork Art Studios in Burlington. Some of his paintings can also be seen at the Artists' Mediums Art Shop in Cambridge, Vermont.

Bob's work draws inspiration from the natural world and from events around him. His most recent paintings are inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the images of the cosmos revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA probes. In these paintings, his love for and knowledge of physics and his art come together with considerable force.




Coming Event: Deep Space:
A Father-Daughter Art Show. Bob and his daughter, Susan Arns Burkett,
are about to have a joint show at Brickwork Art Studios in Burlington, Vermont.
Brickwork is off Pine Street behind New England Floor Covering.
The artists' reception will be October 7, 5:00 - 8:00 pm,
and the show will be open for the rest of the month by chance or appointment.
Sue's work can also be seen at @sarns.art on Facebook.
Please join us for the opening.

To arrange to see and / or purchase a painting,please to contact us.



The Cosmos

"Twenty-six years ago the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into earth orbit, giving astronomers
an unprecedented view of the cosmos and a new way to study galactic evolution.

My current series of Hubble paintings celebrates the beauty revealed by the space telescope."




Hubble Fantasy II
30"x30"
Acrylic
2015
$1,800








Hubble Fantasy III
36" x 36"
Acrylic
2016
$2,500






Hubble Fantasy IV
24"x 24"
Acrylic
2016
$950









Hubble Fantasy V
24"x24"
Acrylic
2016
$950








"Arc I"
Pre-Hubble
Oil on canvas
Framed dimensions 41" x 33"
1969
$1,750








Hubble I
Acrylic
2013
$1,800








Hubble II
Acrylic
2013
Private collection








Hubble III
Acrylic
2015






"Hubble IV"
Acrylic
$1,800








"Hubble V"
Private Collection







Hubble VI

Hubble VI
2015
Private collection








Golden Fantasy
38" x 30"
Acrylic
2015
$2,200.









Life in Space
24" x 24"
Acrylic
2015
$950








Sunsets





"Sunset I"
Acrylic
Not For Sale






"Sunset II"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 25" x 19"
Private Collection




     


"Two Sunsets" (pair)
Acrylic
Private Collection





"Sunset V"
Acrylic
$600







Sunset and Birches







Personalities




"Harlequin"
Oil on canvas, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 33¼" x 23¼"
1966
$950






"Kabuki"
Oil on Masonite with partially sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 37" x 29¾"
$2000




"The Orator"
Acrylic on canvas over board
Framed dimensions 30¾" x 14¾"
$900




"Cardinal Raimondo Capizzucchi"
Oil
Framed dimensions 20" x 16"
1965
$850





"Woman and Dog"
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 28" x 14"
$750





Trees And Flowers





"Nearby Birch"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 37⅝" x 31⅝"
$1,800
Private Collection





"Single Birch"
Acrylic
$750






"Hyacinths"
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed dimensions 18x18
2011
$400
Private Collection







"Bowl of Vegetables"
Oil on Masonite
Framed dimensions 25" x 21"
$750





"A Single Flower"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 21 3/8" x 21 3/8"
2012
$650





"Thorn Tree"
Indian Springs
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 24" x 16"
1965
$750





"Flower Power"
Oil and Acrylic
Private Collection





"Old Man's Beard"
Acrylic
Framed dimensions 39" x 27"
$1,800




Weather




Storm at the Shore
Acrylic
2012
Not for sale








"Storm at Shore II"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 16" x 24"
2012
$750





"Storm at Shore III"
Acrylic




"Rough Weather" (pair)
Acrylic
2014
$900





"Goldau Fantasy, Switzerland"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 26½" x 32½"
2005
$950





"Reflections"
Oil on Masonite with sculpted surface.
$2500





"Bright Autumn"
Acrylic
$600





"Birch Wood in Autumn"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 18" x 18"
Private Collection




Abstracts




"Homage to Pollock"
Oil
$600





"Red"
Oil
Framed dimensions 36" x 24"
$650
Private Collection





"Trio"
Oil on canvas
Framed dimensions 35¾" x 26⅝"
1963
$850






"Dawn and the Awakening"
Oil on canvas
Unframed dimensions 40" x 30"
1965
$2000





"Dance of the Colors"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 16¾" x 20¼"
2013
$650





Energy
Acrylic 2010
$2,000




Other Works






The Arns Vineyard, Reil, Germany.
Oil.
Not For Sale





"Two Cats Looking Out"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 19" x 15"
2000
Private Collection








"Phantom"
Oil
Framed dimensions 18 ⅝" x 18⅝"
1964
$650





"Coeur d'Alène"
Acrylic on canvas
Framed dimensions 28" x 13⅞"
2011
Private Collection





"Flee, the Hunter is Coming"
Oil on Masonite, sculpted surface
Framed dimensions 14¼" x 32¼"
1964
$550





"Cock Fight"
Oil
$750





"First Painting"
Oil
1955
Not For Sale





"Gothic Interior"
Oil
Not For Sale









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