Dr. Robert Savage, a Wellesley resident who retired in 2016 after a roughly 35-year career in plastic and reconstructive surgery (and teaching and writing), is dedicating his time these days to art collecting and art history. He’ll be taking part on Oct. 21 on a panel about art collecting at the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama. We shot him a few questions about his current passion in advance of the art show.
If you’d like to interact with Dr. Savage directly on the topic of fine art, check out his Wellesley Collection Art Review blog on Facebook (you’ll need to ask to join the group).
How would you define fine art?
It is difficult to define fine art but it is usually defined as a 2-D or 3D visual art created for both aesthetic and intellectual purposes. That is ,designed for reasons of beauty, imagination and meaningfulness. For most, this includes painting, drawing, sculpture and graphics. However, it can be expanded to include photography, music, dance,