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He had a reputation for misogyny, mainly because he rejected the hypocrisy
about formal beauty embedded in the depilated Salon nudes of Bouguereau and
Cabanel — ideal wax with little rosy nipples. "Why do you paint women so ugly, ...
A high-born vahine displays herself in the pose of a Cranach nude; Manet's
Olympia echoes through the Tahitian bodies; he copied poses from a large stock
of photographs he took with him to the Pacific, and even from postcards he
bought in ...
What is so new about a nude in a room, done over and over again? Quite a lot, in
fact. Pearlstein is by now a fixture of the museums and art history books. He is fifty
-nine this year, and probably did more to "break the ice" for realist painting in ...
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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