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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Obsessed with technique, he was said to have scraped patches off his own Titian
and Rubens, and was known to have destroyed a Watteau, in search of the "
secrets" of the old masters. But his own paintings cooked themselves down to ...
Its most beautiful panels, the Adoration and Circumcision, are crowded with static
figures and seem to come out of the old world of Titian and Veronese; but when it
came to mobilizing figures in action in deep space, in the centerpiece of a ...
The Pictor Optimus could only stump about like a man at a masquerade, tangled
in the mantle of Titian. The de Chirico this show gives back to us was so much
less encumbered, so precise and knowing in his hard-won awkwardness. Time ...
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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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