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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Up to a certain point, the grit, dirt and struggle of Manhattan were a stimulus to
artists: all kinds of special poetries and particular looks arose from its aggressive
materialism — until the late eighties, when the sheer inequality of New York ...
What Goya actually painted under Italian influence, what commended him to
Anton Rafael Mengs, the friend of Winckelmann who ruled the Madrid painters'
roost under Charles III, was a fairly routine kind of neoclassicism in which nothing
This process of observing more intently entailed finding a new kind of pictorial "
look," very high and fresh, quite unlike the system of chiaroscuro taught in the
academies. Generally, English artists had painted on dark canvas, bringing up ...
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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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