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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Gauguin. No great museum retrospective is just a matter of a "definitive" array of
works, or of critical intelligence applied to them, or of a deep curiosity about the
artist's life. It is a combination of all three, a vision ...
One may be half prepared for Gauguin's impact on younger artists after 1900, but
to see it in the paint (and the wood) is another matter. Where does that peculiar,
dense, purply-brown shading of Picasso's early work come from, but the bodies ...
His brooding Manao Tupapau (The Specter Watcbes Over Her), 1892, with its
uneasily dozing girl watched by a goblin, may hark back to Fuseli s Nightmare,
but it also repeats a painting Gauguin did eleven years earlier of his daughter
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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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