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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Yet its formal properties — the sudden shifts of scale, the aggressive protrusions
of figures from the bronze skin, the sense of strain and rupture — speak more
eloquently of dislocation and frustration than any orthodox treatment could have ...
Except for a few intense and contorted still lifes, all the paintings in this show are
of the human figure, usually centered glaring outward with the dilated mania of
the eye that first transfixed its audience in the preparatory paintings for Les ...
The color weaves a seamless fabric of pleasure; the drawing punches large
puritan holes in it. As a committed modernist a la frangaise, Avery treated the
figure as a strictly formal affair: patch for the dress or bathing suit, patch for face,
no detail ...
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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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