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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Of late, he has also emerged (along with such Englishmen as Lucian Freud and
Frank Auerbach) as one of the few real masters of the art of depictive figure
drawing now alive. The Kitaj show begins with Weimar modernism, reflecting on
The English painter Leon Kossoff, now sixty-two, is hardly known in the United
States, and his show at the Robert Miller Gallery is his first in New York City. He is
one of the two tortoises (the other, Frank Auerbach, also English) who cross the ...
That is why Frank Auerbach, to my mind incomparably the best, the most intense,
the most self-critical expressionist artist at work today, an artist good enough to
be mentioned in the same breath as Giacometti, has almost no reputation in the ...
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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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