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There are the horse pictures, the portraits and so on. By sampling each of these,
Sewell hoped to build up a convincing picture of Eakins's main preoccupations,
and of the growth of his style. Eakins was no theorist, but he was by no means a ...
... for a Portrait of George Dyer, 1968, is chancy, but that kind of chance is easily
manipulated with practice, and it rhymes suspiciously well with other curves in
the painting (such as the back of the chair in the picture-within-a-picture to the left
that picture had changed hands was only forty years before, and then it was
bought for less than 2 percent of that price: 288 pounds, 1o shillings, at Christie's.
That is what happens when Americans get into the act. The second half of the ...
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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