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In between came seven years of service to the court of Charles I and his wife,
Queen Henrietta Maria, during which Van Dyck attained the kind of success that
few artists of the time could imagine. Inundated with commissions, eulogized by ...
And it would be difficult to imagine a more sympathetic portrait of a minor writer
than his study of Giuseppe Baretti, shortsightedly scrutinizing a book inches from
his eyes with the greed of a man devouring an orange. In Reynolds's intimate ...
He was entirely a metropolitan man, and this fact seems oddly at variance with
his paintings, since, as Pierre Rosenberg remarks, "one would like to imagine
Chardin a solitary individual, a provincial." Chardin's prolonged meditation on
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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