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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For the first impulses, the slow probings and swift appraisals of a face, one must
consult the drawings: something easier said than done in America until now.
Although there are paintings by Holbein in U.S. collections, the body of his
Sargent was certainly no modernist, but the fiercely competitive atelier system of
figure drawing that formed his style when he studied with Carolus-Duran in Paris
also underpinned the high standards of early-modernist draftsmanship John ...
He drew, not to produce "well-made" drawings, but to keep his pipes clear. The
special value of his drawings was not in their finish, but in their evidence of
process — how he thought and felt, how he arrived at the decisions about
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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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