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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Occasionally there would be a slender, learned spoof, as when Warhol did black-
and-white paintings of dance- step diagrams in parody of Mondrian's black-and-
white Fox Trot, 1930. But in general, his only subject was detachment: the ...
Lichtenstein is nothing if not erudite, and to see him parodying established
modern masterpieces (Matisse's Red Studio ... Gris, or Carlo Carra's Red
Horseman ) is to see a very informed mind at work, particularly at obscure levels
Of late Lichtenstein has been preoccupied not merely with parody but with
parodies of parody — paintings based on the cartoonist's view of modern art.
There was a "pop" view of Surrealism, loosely derived from Dalf and Arp and
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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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