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 bones of the empire rose from the soil and reconstituted themselves as an
aesthetic imperium. When Italian artists began to take a systematic interest in the
relics of antiquity, the classical past was seen to contain whole systems of norms
But it will provide plenty of grounds for reassessment. Nobody could call Avery a
neglected painter, but he did work against the grain. In the thirties and forties his
Matissean aesthetic and his refusal to paint "social" subjects, whether of the left, ...
As they did so, his reputation steadily grew, and he began to enter that choppy
strait, much roiled by the currents of American aesthetic puritanism, where the "
illustrator" or "cartoonist" finds his reputation crossing to that of "artist.
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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