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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Avery's effect on American abstract painting in the fifties and sixties, not only as a
stylist but as a moral example of commitment and aesthetic ambition, was much
greater than has usually been supposed. His way of filling a canvas with broad ...
Between them, POPism: The Warhol Sixties and Exposures give a fairly good
picture of Warhol's concerns before and after 1968, the year he was shot. Neither
book has any literary merit, and the writing is chatty with occasional flicks of ...
Warhol's social visibility thus bloomed in an art world that, during the sixties,
became more and more concerned with the desire for and pursuit of publicity. Not
surprisingly, many of its figures in those days — crass though genuinely art-
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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