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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There are the horse pictures, the portraits and so on. By sampling each of these,
Sewell hoped to build up a convincing picture of Eakins's main preoccupations,
and of the growth of his style. Eakins was no theorist, but he was by no means a ...
For Hodgkin a very big picture is three feet square. There is not a more educated
painter alive, and it would be hard to think of one whose erudition was more
exactly placed at the disposal of feeling. His paintings look abstract but are full of
that picture had changed hands was only forty years before, and then it was
bought for less than 2 percent of that price: 288 pounds, 10 shillings, at Christie's.
That is what happens when Americans get into the act. The second half of the ...
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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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The Theory of Architecture: Concepts Themes & Practices
Limited preview - 1994
Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist
Limited preview - 2005