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 studio nude, posed, had been the very protein (or, to its detractors, the basic
starch) of Salon painting from Ingres to Bouguereau. It was thrust into eclipse by
Impressionism because it carried an aura of the posed, the stagy, the allegorical,
So the real subject of Morley's painting is not so much the death of people or the
destruction of machinery as the general, ineradicable ground of adult violence in
the infant psyche. The paint on the canvas looks sluggish and frozen, like cake ...
The elliptical lenses of the nursemaid's spectacles, for example, turn into bigger
ellipses, without a face behind them; like punctuation marks commanding one to
focus and look, they stud the painting of the seventies. Muybridge's wrestlers ...
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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