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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When will some art-collecting shlockmeister of Beverly Hills produce The
Shadows and the Sodomy, the 198os answer to The Agony and the Ecstasy ?
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius,
There is a crack of doubt in the soul of every collector. In it lurks the basilisk
whose gaze paralyzes taste: the fear that today's klutz may turn out to be
tomorrow's Picasso, so that nothing except the manifestly out-of-date may be
rejected with ...
The members of the same mass art audience, in their role as collectors, have
also transformed the conditions that surround the work of living artists. I do not
think that anyone in 1945 could have predicted what the growth of American art ...
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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