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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But thirty-four years later, thanks to the enthusiasm generated by Longhi,
probably more people go to, say, the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome
to worship Caravaggio than to worship God. There are splendid things in the
Met's show: ...
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius, which identifies Caravaggio as the first
avant-garde artist. Our time, with its craving for rapid and unnerving change in the
look of art, was bound to like Caravaggio. He was called an evil genius, ...
The accepted style was a filleted kind of Late Mannerism, turned out by the
frescoed acre by artists such as Caravaggio's early master, Giuseppe Cesari,
alias the Cavaliere d'Arpino. Garrulous, overconceptual- ized and feverishly
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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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