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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Constable was a painter of substance, not fantasy; but imagination rises through
the substance. His earliest childhood memories, the elements of his genetic code
as a painter, were all about the weight and noise and feel of things he grew up ...
He had studied in Munich, and in his early twenties, under the spell of the
Symbolist painter Arnold Bocklin, he began to produce a series of strange,
oneiric cityscapes. When they were seen in Paris after 1on, they were ecstatically
hailed by ...
He was a man of absolute dedication and conviction, a painter who did almost
nothing but paint; the result was an enormous oeuvre, usually a painting a day
until heart trouble slowed him down in 1949 and killed him, in his eightieth year, ...
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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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