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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Perhaps some people already feel stirrings of nostalgia for the eighties. If so, their
feelings are premature. If cultural cycles did not have their own momentum and
life span, neither to be measured in decades, one would now murmur a small ...
art in the early eighties, and Sylvester Stallone's restoration of American virtu
through the character of Rambo. Indeed, Schnabel's work is to painting what
Stallone's is to acting — a lurching display of oily pectorals — except that
When Neo-Expres- sionism arrived in the early eighties, it was as though an army
of Bronze Age hectors had assembled, chanting hoarsely of Sex, Anxiety, Death
and Egotism, leaving long tracks of slimy paint behind them in their progress ...
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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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