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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Except for Lotto, Tintoretto and Bassano, and some beautiful works by Annibale
Carracci, Adam Elsheimer and Guido Reni, most of this is deadwood and of
interest mainly to specialists. Moreover, the climactic efforts of Caravaggio's
Anyone who thinks art reputations stick once they are made should think again —
about Guido Reni (1575-1642), whose show, the first glimpse of him in ages, is
now at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Reni was the leading Bolognese ...
Shelley thought that, if some cataclysm destroyed Rome, the loss of Raphael and
Guido Reni would "be alone regretted." But the scaly truth is that taste changes;
and an anthology of writings on Guido Reni at the end of the catalogue charts ...
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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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