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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The matter is more complicated than that. It is true that van Gogh applied the
formal system he preferred to the Proven- gal landscape: the rapid, shifting
notation of dots, speckles and slashes in the drawings, with the white paper
burning like ...
by Klimt or, for that matter, Miro. Nevertheless this pattern ... No great museum
retrospective is just a matter of a "definitive" array of works, or of critical
intelligence applied to them, or of a deep curiosity about the artist's life. It is a
combination of ...
And there is a curious tension between the enormous size of Murray's canvases
and their often domestic and maternal emblems that become their subject matter
— tables and chairs, cups and spoons, an arm, a profile, a breast. Murray is not 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