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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eight-pound weakling who gazes longingly at muscular joggers in the park; he
marries an "Old Maid," squanders his money and becomes a Clorox blond (as
the real Hockney still is) because blonds have more fun. Conventions, sexual
Hockney thinks that "lived time," not the frozen time of orthodox photography,
inserts itself into these collages, set forth in the stutter of impressions they present
to the eye. Like most artists who have made an invention of some kind, he tends
and graphics, which are among the great strengths of Hockney's work and,
except for the Rake s Progress series, are not covered in the depth they deserve.
Although parts of the show and its presentation disappoint, the whole does not: ...
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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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