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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And without knowing it, Goya piercingly anticipates our sense of modern
documentary with that lantern: the minimal cube with its objective white light,
presently to be repeated, in homage to Goya, by Picasso in Guernica. In sum, this
painting is ...
When Matisse saw the glitter of light on a band of water, he wanted to get it right,
along with the curlicues of wrought iron between his eye and the Baie des Anges,
and the Moorish dome of a pier pavilion, and the curl of a dressing mirror frame ...
The most interesting museum show by a living artist to be seen in New York City
at present is at the Whitney Museum of American Art: "Light and Space," by the
thirty-seven-year-old Californian James Turrell. A spare-time pilot and full-time ...
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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