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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Later he would be considered rather a fuddy-duddy compared with the Abstract
Expressionists, a generation behind him. He was, in that way, a victim of orthodox
modernist thinking — which tended to suppose that his art had not "evolved" ...
make himself a world reputation with a sequence of essentially abstract canvases
that he christened the Ocean Park series, after the section of Santa Monica where
he now lives. Yet there was nothing veering or arbitrary about the changes in ...
By the start of Pearlstein's career, in the ebb tide of Abstract Expressionism, the
very idea of rendering the posed body in a room seemed absurd; it required the
most taboo act known to late modernism, making a spatial illusion, turning the flat
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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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