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Up to a certain point, the grit, dirt and struggle of Manhattan were a stimulus to
artists: all kinds of special poetries and particular looks arose from its aggressive
materialism — until the late eighties, when the sheer inequality of New York ...
What Goya actually painted under Italian influence, what commended him to
Anton Rafael Mengs, the friend of Winckelmann who ruled the Madrid painters'
roost under Charles III, was a fairly routine kind of neoclassicism in which nothing
One could say the ejaculatory blurt of white paint in the painting Two Studies for a
Portrait of George Dyer, 1968, is chancy, but that kind of chance is easily
manipulated with practice, and it rhymes suspiciously well with other curves in
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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