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And without knowing it, Goya piercingly anticipates our sense of modern
documentary with that lantern: the minimal cube with its objective white light,
presently to be repeated, in homage to Goya, by Picasso in Guernica. In sum, this
painting is ...
When Matisse saw the glitter of light on a band of water, he wanted to get it right,
along with the curlicues of wrought iron between his eye and the Baie des Anges,
and the Moorish dome of a pier pavilion, and the curl of a dressing mirror frame ...
It contains streaks and underglows of light, akin to the suppressed radiance in
Rembrandt's mid-tones. And there is atmosphere too. One senses it particularly
in a painting that makes literal KossofPs desire for architectural grandeur — a
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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