Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists

Voorkant
Panther, 2001 - 429 pagina's
9 Recensies
A generous selection of forthright essays on art and artists. Hughes tackles the lives and works of over 80 artists, from the old masters to our contemporaries, exploring their achievement (or lack of it) and how they altered the history of art for better or worse.

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Review: Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists

Gebruikersrecensie  - Cat Bennett - Goodreads

Though I read this book in 1990, I love it still. Hughes discusses artists from Caravaggio to Degas, and Sargent, Renť Magritte, Picasso, Pollock, Hockney and more. Most of these pieces were written ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists

Gebruikersrecensie  - Anthony - Goodreads

His common sense approach, learned arrogance and discerning wins the day...as usual Volledige recensie lezen

Over de auteur (2001)

Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years. He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74.

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