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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Nobody of any intelligence believes this kind of fustian today in politics, and in
the visual arts, where New York lives in a state of continuous hype but diminished
expectation, it is merely the echo of a lost time: an echo Americans still eagerly ...
A hundred years ago, painting and sculpture were still socially dominant forms:
they continued to supply, to an extent now all but lost to us, the visual codes by
which one interpreted the world. Mass media, except for print, did not exist.
The first was his ability to absorb himself in the visual to the point of self-
effacement. Now and again, as in his Basket of Wild Strawherries — a glowing
red cone, compressing the effulgence of a volcano onto the kitchen table,
balanced by two ...
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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