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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In his work even God is an Englishman. What other deity could have created
those ripe interfolding fields, that mildly blowing air, that dewy sparkle on the face
of a static world? Constable did to the perception of landscape in paint what
The forms of the Arlesian landscape, its patchwork of fields and tree-lined roads,
were already embedded in his Dutch background — "It reminds one of Holland:
everything is flat, only one thinks rather of the Holland of Ruisdael or Hobbema ...
Those works may be the most refined images of the abstract bones of landscape
(in the best sense of refinement, which excludes pretti- ness and weakness) done
by an American artist of his generation. Pale- blue Pacific air, cuts and slices of ...
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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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