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Nobody of any intelligence believes this kind of fustian today in politics, and in
the visual arts, where New York lives in a state of continuous hype but diminished
expectation, it is merely the echo of a lost time: an echo Americans still eagerly ...
The first was his ability to absorb himself in the visual to the point of self-
effacement. Now and again, as in his Basket of Wild Strawherries — a glowing
red cone, compressing the effulgence of a volcano onto the kitchen table,
balanced by two ...
Certainly Pissarro was not scrambling onto a bandwagon: the growing vogue in
Paris at the time was for occult imagery, Rosicrucian- ism, superstition, nuance —
anything but the aim of pointillism, which was to state and quantify visual ...
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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