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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Mass media, except for print, did not exist. Photography had begun to fill the gap
between fantasy and reality, reducing the effort of firsthand experience. But it was
not yet a democratic medium: few could take their own pictures (that would ...
to the use of TV and ads by the Fluxus group, modern artists have long been
fascinated by the mass media. Rauschenberg or Lichtenstein could play with this
fascination while still keeping their balance inside the fine-arts tradition. Warhol ...
Thanks to the proliferation of mass media we now have more signs than referents
— more images than meanings that can be attached to them. The machinery of "
communication" communicates little except itself. Baudrillard is something of a ...
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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