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The more elaborate and scholarly of the two, Ernest Samuels's Bernard
Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur, is a winding, lucid and exhaustively
researched account of less than half of Berenson's life, taking him through the
years of his ...
In Berenson's time it was simply assumed that art critics and art historians were
up for sale and on the take, unless they were so rich as not to need the money.
To the end of his life, Berenson was sensitive on this point, and he had every ...
When "Mrs. Jack" bought the Darnley Titian, The Rape of Europa, through
Berenson, its then astonishing price of $1oo,ooo set a new plateau for
Renaissance paintings and caused almost as great a sensation as the $2 million
paid for ...
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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