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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Obsessed with technique, he was said to have scraped patches off his own Titian
and Rubens, and was known to have destroyed a Watteau, in search of the "
secrets" of the old masters. But his own paintings cooked themselves down to ...
Seldom has a tyrant been so absolute or cruel that he could not find some major
artist, a Rubens or a Titian, a Velazquez or a Bernini, to fawn on him for a suitable
fee. It is the nature of carnivores to get power and then, having disposed of their ...
"Shall I compare me to Picasso? Yes! Within me, van Gogh's vision, nothing less,
Is wedded to the genius of Titian And mixed promiscuously, without permission,
With several of Bob Rauschenberg's devices. The market's fixed to underwrite ...
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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