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Huge Cities and high tow'r'd, that well might seem The seats of mightiest
Monarchs, and so large The Prospect was, that here and there was room For
barren desert . . . Nothing trivial can happen in this landscape; nature is didactic,
He was a shy, insecure, aloof young man — if one did not know this from the
testimony of his friends, one would gather it from his early self-portraits, with their
veiled look of mannerist inwardness acquired from Pontormo — and, it seems, ...
Barbara Rose once compared his portraits, quite favorably and with a straight
face, to Goya's. John Co- plans, former editor of Artforum, wrote that his work "
almost by choice of imagery, it seems, forces us to squarely face the existential
edge of ...
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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