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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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 and forms for the
present, of an authority not apparent in the Gothic. Very soon the rediscovery of ...
... gravitational compression of Kossoff s nudes and heads — but it is the light
one most remembers: a pale, almost chalky emanation from the grainy putty-
whites and subtle grays that seems to bathe and lift the whole image. Substance
In doing so it has adopted, partly by osmosis and partly by design, the strategies
of other mass media: emphasis on spectacle, cult of celebrity, the whole
masterpiece-and-treasure syndrome. Only by these means can it retain the
loyalty of its ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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. 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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