Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
The most controversial art critic in America--author of the bestselling The Fatal Shore and The Shock of the New--looks with love and loathing, wit and authority, at art and artists from the past to the present. Hughes evokes and defines the essences, works and worlds of a wide range of artists.
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Occasionally there would be a slender, learned spoof, as when Warhol did black-
and-white paintings of dance- step ... of this gratuitous aura, the idea that Warhol
was a major interpreter of the American scene dies hard — at Andy Warhol / 1 49.
The question is no longer whether such utterances were true or false — Warhol's
later career made them absurd anyway. ... "artistic intentions" may be, since
Warhol's output for the last decade has been concerned more with Andy Warhol /
"More than any other artist of our age," it gushes, "Andy Warhol is intensively
preoccupied with concepts of time"; quite the little Proust, in fact. "His prints above
all reveal Andy Warhol as a universal artist whose works show him to be ...
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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
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