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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For the next decade, until his death, Gonzalez went on to create a body of terse,
harsh work that would inspire most iron sculpture to come. There is no doubt that
Picasso was the inventor of planar and then linear iron sculpture in the twentieth
his sculptural career. Only Jackson Pollock's fatal car crash nine years earlier
subtracted so much, so soon, from American art. No sculptor of similar talent has
appeared in America since. If one measures a man's achievement by emotional ...
"Most of my sculpture is personal, needs response in close proximity and the
human ratio," he said. Smith wanted to focus the image, make it speak to one pair
of eyes, one mind at a time, as precisely and, there being no other word for 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