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Yet its formal properties — the sudden shifts of scale, the aggressive protrusions
of figures from the bronze skin, the sense of strain and rupture — speak more
eloquently of dislocation and frustration than any orthodox treatment could have ...
The color weaves a seamless fabric of pleasure; the drawing punches large
puritan holes in it. As a committed modernist d la frangaise, Avery treated the
figure as a strictly formal affair: patch for the dress or bathing suit, patch for face,
no detail ...
When Fischl started out to paint, the odds were against the very idea of narrative
painting based on the human figure. Born in New York City in 1948, he went to
art school in 197o at the California Institute for the Arts in Los Angeles — just at ...
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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