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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The depth of this quandary, or perhaps its relative lack of shallowness, may be
gauged from a peculiar exhibition mounted by the Los Angeles Institute of
Contemporary Art: a show of portraits of sports stars, half by Neiman and half by
These efforts to assimilate Warhol to a "radical" aesthetic now have a musty air.
The question is no longer whether such utterances were true or false — Warhol's
later career made them absurd anyway. The real question is: How could ...
The perfunctory and industrial nature of Warhol's peculiar talent, and the robotic
character of the praise awarded it, appear most baldly of all around his prints,
which were recently given a retrospective at Castelli Graphics in New York and a
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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