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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Because his scenes were bathed in an aura of privilege, many people still think
of him as a court painter. Nothing could be further from the truth. After he died,
Watteau's work appealed irresistibly to the high and mighty of Europe: Frederick
For Pearlstein's idea of realism had nothing to do with the conventional picture:
an artist plants his easel before a scene and transcribes it as best he can. On the
contrary, he wanted the rules of the game to be apparent. This meant declaring ...
But on canvas they have a disconcerting air; above their anonymous imagery the
paint is beginning to assert itself, its texture and weight anxiously at odds with the
bland scenes of middle-class pleasure they describe. By the early seventies ...
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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