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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Ignored by the mechanisms of art-world hype, Wilmarth's work was left to find its
own level. It is now doing so. The time for a complete Wilmarth retrospective has
not arrived, but New York's Museum of Modern Art has a small exhibition of some
For an art writer to have lived through one of the supreme periods in Western art
history, the forty years from 1890 to 1930, and not ... But after Matisse, from
Cubism and Futurism onward, modern art was in his eyes an abomination, the
work of ...
I will very tentatively suggest that to convert the rich man's spending money into
its modern equivalent — the kind of discretionary income that is spent on art
rather than meat and potatoes — one should multiply by about 10o. Which gives
us at ...
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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