Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists
A.A. Knopf, 1990 - 429 pagina's
More than one hundred essays on the world of art encompassing pieces on artists ranging from Goya to Warhol.
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The bones of the empire rose from the soil and reconstituted themselves as an
aesthetic imperium. When Italian artists began to take a systematic interest in the
relics of antiquity, the classical past was seen to contain whole systems of norms
... (never Renoir's problem), his puzzling mixtures of categories, his
unconventional cropping and, above all, his "coldness" — that icy, precise
objectivity which was one of the masks of his unrelenting power of aesthetic
deliberation. Besides ...
But it will provide plenty of grounds for reassessment. Nobody could call Avery a
neglected painter, but he did work against the grain. In the thirties and forties his
Matissean aesthetic and his refusal to paint "social" subjects, whether of the left, ...
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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. Volledige review lezen
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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 ... Volledige review lezen
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