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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Provence presented itself as a museum of the prototypes of strong sensation:
blazing light, red earth, blue sea, mauve twilight, the flake of gold buried in the
black depths of the cypress; archaic tastes of wine and olive; ancient smells of
Work and seriousness: this, not the vulgar image of the madman issuing
orgasmic squirts of yellow and blue at the dictation of his lunacy, is the real van
Gogh of St.-Remy and Auvers. Quite often the works that seem most "
expressionist," the ...
The painting Summer Open with Mediterranean Blue, 1974, creates a strikingly
concise yet opulent impression of landscape by these pared means. The
passages of tone in the paint, the variations of blue depth, drench the eye in sea
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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