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They wanted the best public art they could get, and believed, with reason, that
Rivera could supply it. They thought him a cross between Whitman and Picasso.
To display such sympathies in the Depression made management look benign.
What he wanted was something perfectly controllable, a situation rigged by
choice, a setup: a hired anonymous figure under floodlights, in a room. For
Pearlstein's idea of realism had nothing to do with the conventional picture: an
artist plants ...
Berenson wanted to be a writer, but he imagined the act of writing as a means to
a further end — not the mere extrusion of thought onto a page, but the
demonstration of exemplary character, the writer as his final work of art. He
wanted, in short ...
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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