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 exhibition "German Masters of the Nineteenth Century," now on view at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is about thirty-five years late in
coming to Manhattan; but in this case, better late than never. No such
The spiritualist urge lasted far into the nineteenth century. Its last major bearer
was Arnold Bocklin — a Swiss, but included in this show by adoption, as it were.
Bocklin's painting The Island of the Dead, 1880, had every reason to survive: ...
Nothing in its cultural history is more striking than the virtual absence of any
mention of the central American trauma of the nineteenth century, the Civil War,
from painting. Its fratricidal miseries were left to writers (Walt Whitman, Stephen
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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