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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This image of the dynamic capital against the torpid provinces was tied into all
the main cities of modernism — Moscow ... themes of modernist self-awareness
in art: disconnection and loss on one hand — the loss of a secure social past, of a
But it also predicted the fragmentation of later modernist sculpture, just as surely
as Rodin's ideas about organic form clearly pointed forward to Arp and Moore. "
The truth of my figures," he remarked, "instead of being merely superficial, seems
No wonder de Chirico rejected everything that was written about his early work
and refused to agree that it had any fundamental connection with modernism.
Only thus could he rationalize his belief that he was the same artist after 1918 as
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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
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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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Limited preview - 1994
Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist
Limited preview - 2005