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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A hundred years ago, painting and sculpture were still socially dominant forms:
they continued to supply, to an extent now all but lost to us, the visual codes by
which one interpreted the world. Mass media, except for print, did not exist.
The first was his ability to absorb himself in the visual to the point of self-
effacement. Now and again, as in his Basket of Wild Strawherries — a glowing
red cone, compressing the effulgence of a volcano onto the kitchen table,
balanced by two ...
Certainly Pissarro was not scrambling onto a bandwagon: the growing vogue in
Paris at the time was for occult imagery, Rosicrucian- ism, superstition, nuance —
anything but the aim of pointillism, which was to state and quantify visual ...
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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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