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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parents and great-grandparents, painting and sculpture carried more weight: the
weight of tradition, dreams and social commemoration. The very idea of "radical"
change in painting and sculpture gained its impetus from their traditional ...
The studio nude, posed, had been the very protein (or, to its detractors, the basic
starch) of Salon painting from Ingres to Bouguereau. It was thrust into eclipse by
Impressionism because it carried an aura of the posed, the stagy, the allegorical,
The elliptical lenses of the nursemaid's spectacles, for example, turn into bigger
ellipses, without a face behind them; like punctuation marks commanding one to
focus and look, they stud the painting of the seventies. Muybridge's wrestlers ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
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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