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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Just as John James Audubon becomes, by dilution, the common duck stamp, so
one detects the vestiges of Homer's watercolors in every outdoor-magazine cover
that has a dead whitetail draped over a log or a largemouth bass, like an ...
A distinct air of the Salon, of the desire for a "major" utterance that leads to an
overworked surface, clings to some of the early watercolors — in particular, the
paintings of fisher folk he did during a twenty-month stay in the northern English ...
of the Adirondack woods, with their complicated shuttle of vertical trunks against
a fluid background of deep autumnal shade, are demonstration pieces of sinewy
design. He was able to isolate a motif in action, as though the watercolor were a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
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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