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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pleasure: every shade of meaning, every sensation that the body can display,
found its way into his oeuvre. Rodin had very few inhibitions; flesh, both his own
and others', was a source of inexhaustible fascination to him, and the erotic fury
But in the end, the body messages of Smith's sculpture do not depend on
whether the pieces have "heads" or "legs," as quite a few of them do. They flow
from the internal relationships of the forms and from the metaphorical
suggestions of ...
The intricate bumps and hollows, bosses and knots and smooth rotundities of the
body's landscape were generalized down to patches. By the start of Pearlstein's
career, in the ebb tide of Abstract Expressionism, the very idea of rendering 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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