Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Essays on art and artists, from Holbein and Caravaggio to contemporaries including Hockney and Schnabel, by the noted Australian expatriate art critic, Robert Hughes. He not only discusses the particular skill of each artist but also addresses matters such as art teaching, art and the marketplace, and art as a social function.
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to include more and more of the dominant media that have no relation to art, the
alien goo takes over and the result is, at best, ... Probably the only American artist
of this generation who managed to introduce a real shudder of feeling into ...
If ever an American artist had seemed dead and buried a decade ago, along with
the movement he had led, that man was ... True, his huge murals writhing with
buckskinned, blue- jeaned and gingham-clad Americans were still to be seen in ...
But Warhol has never been a popular artist in the sense that Andrew Wyeth is or
Sir Edwin Landseer was. That kind ... He fulfills Stuart Davis's definition of the
new American artist, "a cool Spectator- Reporter at an Arena of Hot Events." But
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review