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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is wide (and ably discussed in the catalogue by Gert Schiff and Stephan
Waetzoldt). "One might come closest to a definition of their aspirations," writes
Schiff in his catalogue essay on early-nineteenth-century artists such as Friedrich
, Runge ...
To say, as the catalogue does, that "Marinetti and Futurism were never supported
by the Fascist regime, but merely tolerated" is to miss the point. A glance at the
catalogue of the 1933 "Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution" in Rome, jammed ...
The reviews and catalogue essays thus far have favorably compared him with
Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Jackson Pollock, Frederic Remington, Caspar
David Friedrich, Cole Porter and Fred Astaire. "Katz's astonishing achievement,"
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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