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For the first impulses, the slow probings and swift appraisals of a face, one must
consult the drawings: something easier said than done in America until now.
Although there are paintings by Holbein in U.S. collections, the body of his
The image of the Renaissance man was in the air. When Saint- Gaudens got
back to New York in 1875, he met up with the men whose shared efforts would
utterly transform the face of public art in America — the architects H. H.
Harlequin, Pierrot, 193o-31, makes no attempt to conceal its borrowings from
Picasso: the grille of lozenges quoting a harlequin's costume, the whimsical
shield- mask of a face. Gradually these images were stripped and pared and
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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