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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When they were seen in Paris after 1on, they were ecstatically hailed by painters
and poets from Picasso to Paul Eluard; before long de Chirico became one of the
heroes of Surrealism. This phase of his work — the so-called pittura metafisica ...
In The Joy of Return, 1915, de Chirico's train has once more entered the city; its
black silhouette is plumb in the center of the looming gray facades; a bright ball of
vapor hovers directly above its smokestack. Perhaps it comes from the train and ...
This view of de Chirico as formalist fits the evidence and rids the artist of a great
deal of accumulated "poetic" waffle. It also helps one distinguish, in a way that
makes sense, between de Chirico's real achievements and the long slide into ...
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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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