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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At the start of the seventeenth century, painting in France was not, on the whole,
an instrument of state glory; it tended to be seen as a manual business, a craft.
The story of French art in this period is very largely that of painting's struggle to be
But the main impression his works leave, when seen together, is not so much of a
rigid technique turning out predictable results (which one learns to expect from
official sculptors) as of an extreme responsiveness and delicacy, an adoring ...
They are backed up with some thirty Gauguins and many remarkable paintings
by the "disciples" — including Bernard, who turns out, like Anquetin, to have been
a painter of real originality who can now be seen without Gauguin's shadow ...
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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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