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Degas was much harder to take, with his spiny intelligence (never Renoir's
problem), his puzzling mixtures of categories, his unconventional cropping and,
above all, his "coldness" — that icy, precise objectivity which was one of the
masks of ...
Its chief bearers, in painting, were to be Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Born
in 1834 into a rich Franco-Italian banking family with branches in Paris, Naples
and New Orleans, Degas was never short of money and never doubted his ...
It was a subject to which Degas brought special, almost fetishistic feeling, and a
later version of the same theme, The Coiffure, 1896, shows what a vehicle for
innovation it could be: by now the contours of the woman and her maid are
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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