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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The hero lies dying beneath the frame of a blue curtain, which suggests both a
temple pediment and a military tent. On the right are his wife, women servants
and little sons; on the left, his soldiers and officers. The common soldier on the far
Provence presented itself as a museum of the prototypes of strong sensation:
blazing light, red earth, blue sea, mauve twilight, the flake of gold buried in the
black depths of the cypress; archaic tastes of wine and olive; ancient smells of
Work and seriousness: this, not the vulgar image of the madman issuing
orgasmic squirts of yellow and blue at the dictation of his lunacy, is the real van
Gogh of St.-Remy and Auvers. Quite often the works that seem most "
expressionist," 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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