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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None of this prevented Homer's contemporaries from seeing such works as
unvarnished and in some ways disagreeable truth. "Barbarously simple," thought
Henry James. "He has chosen the least pictorial features of the least pictorial
What the Futurists opposed was not so much the past itself as the mind-set they
called passe- ism — the cult of nostalgic or obsolete cultural attitudes. Their
problem was framing a pictorial language to describe rapid stimulus and
movement in ...
They were allusive and squiggly, like Miro's bugs and beasts, and they combined
in provocative ways. One could make a small inventory of Gorky's pictorial tropes
— the vulval slits and intestines and phalli, the mandibles, leaves, seeds, ...
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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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