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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Monet, Degas, Watteau, Courbet, Goya, Velazquez, Poussin — and, in 1989, the
greatest Cubist show ever held, "Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism" at the
Museum of Modern Art. Most of these transatlantic efforts, if not all, were seen in ...
They are backed up with some thirty Gauguins and many remarkable paintings
by the "disciples" — including Bernard, who turns out, like Anquetin, to have been
a painter of real originality who can now be seen without Gauguin's shadow ...
The high color and splashy textures with which he sometimes painted the steel
were certainly meant to be seen against the colors of tree, snow and autumn
grass. But under museum conditions, the human scale of Smith's vision remains.
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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