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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There are the horse pictures, the portraits and so on. By sampling each of these,
Sewell hoped to build up a convincing picture of Eakins's main preoccupations,
and of the growth of his style. Eakins was no theorist, but he was by no means a ...
... of lemons on a plate is fully eight feet square — he slows up recognition and
provokes, in the more successful paintings, a sense of strangeness. Along the
way odd strands get pulled together; you would not expect a picture to remind
you of ...
that picture had changed hands was only forty years before, and then it was
bought for less than 2 percent of that price: 288 pounds, 10 shillings, at Christie's.
That is what happens when Americans get into the act. The second half of the ...
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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