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This view is based partly on his own humble birth, but it ignores some of Goya's
opinions of the common people and creates problems when it comes to
explaining his social climbing and canny self-interest. Then there is Goya the
Sayre points out that Goya didn't want to paint "a dreaming artist surrounded by a
wild phantasmagoria of bizarre, Bosch-like beings." Certainly these hellish little
androids scuttling around the saint and his pig are fantastic in a way that Goya's ...
We may wish to see his great Madrid portrait of the family of King Charles IV as a
parade of lumpish buffoons in costume, but there is no evidence that Goya did so,
and in fact the lyrical enthusiasm with which he swathed his royal personages ...
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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