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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launched at the frowning ramparts of "tradition" — first the Fauves, then the
Cubists, then the Expressionists, then the ... We see this in 1987, as hot Neo-
Expressionism is gradually nudged off the showroom floor by the hotter, because
ing brought off the near impossible joining of expressionist archaism with Pop-
style fifties femininity. ... Indeed they do, and the figure in this neo- Bayreuthian
murk is der fliegende Hollander himself, scudding before the oratorical wind.
... Hans, 218 Napoleon Bonaparte, 25, 53 Nash, Paul, 178, 179 National
Endowment for the Arts, 14, 255, Neoclassicism, French, 25 Neo-Expressionism,
16, 180, 187, 281, 294-6, 297, 299-308, 316, 320-3, 329, 343, 344, 385 "Neo-
Geo," 302, ...
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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