Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Penguin Books, 1 feb. 1992 - 429 pagina's
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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Berenson was one of the wiliest and yet most self-deluded men who ever lived, a
great connoisseur, but also a master of opportunism who came to believe in his
own fictions. He was, to put it mildly, a hard nut to crack, and a harder one to ...
For Berenson was a nineteenth-century man who survived into the twentieth, and
his main intellectual problem was, as Meyer Schapiro pointed out, that he failed
to grow. Nowhere did this show itself more vividly than in his transactions (or ...
Since Berenson had one of the grandest private libraries of the twentieth century,
paid for by collecting twenty-five percent on the profits of every one of those same
glorious canvases which, recolored and patched and restored, were sold by ...
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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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