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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With their elegant abstractions and syncopations of form, such paintings look
back to the high decorative art of the Edo period, to Ogata Korin or Suzuki Kiitsu;
but they also look forward, in their indeterminacy, to Monet's water lilies at
Hey, look! you hear the nasal voice of the artist saying: This is what the banks of
the electronic Mississippi look like as they glide by. Here is a succession of odd
dreams, bigger than life: a red fingernail the size of a mudguard, a slough of ...
The density of the paint — which is such that the smaller canvases look like
irregular plaques of pigment — is never opaque. It contains streaks and
underglows of light, akin to the suppressed radiance in Rembrandt's mid-tones.
And there is ...
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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