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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For the first impulses, the slow probings and swift appraisals of a face, one must
consult the drawings: something easier said than done in America until now.
Although there are paintings by Holbein in U.S. collections, the body of his
The face is a surface in change: it does not compose itself formally as an index of
traits. It suggests that personality is labile, and this insight was part of Watteau's
appeal to modern artists. The supreme example, in his portraiture, was the face ...
If this means anything, it can be only that Katz's large flat paintings of figures and
faces have qualities of abstract design; but there is no serious figurative artist of
whose work this cannot be said, so it is hard to see why Katz should be credited ...
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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