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 Matisse saw the glitter of light on a band of water, he wanted to get it right,
along with the curlicues of wrought iron between his eye and the Baie des Anges,
and the Moorish dome of a pier pavilion, and the curl of a dressing mirror frame ...
The most interesting museum show by a living artist to be seen in New York City
at present is at the Whitney Museum of American Art: "Light and Space," by the
thirty-seven-year-old Californian James Turrell. A spare-time pilot and full-time ...
It contains streaks and underglows of light, akin to the suppressed radiance in
Rembrandt's mid-tones. And there is atmosphere too. One senses it particularly
in a painting that makes literal Kossoffs desire for architectural grandeur — a
view of ...
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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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