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parents and great-grandparents, painting and sculpture carried more weight: the
weight of tradition, dreams and social commemoration. The very idea of "radical"
change in painting and sculpture gained its impetus from their traditional ...
So the real subject of Morley's painting is not so much the death of people or the
destruction of machinery as the general, ineradicable ground of adult violence in
the infant psyche. The paint on the canvas looks sluggish and frozen, like cake ...
The elliptical lenses of the nursemaid's spectacles, for example, turn into bigger
ellipses, without a face behind them; like punctuation marks commanding one to
focus and look, they stud the painting of the seventies. Muybridge's wrestlers ...
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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