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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It doesn't entirely rest on his greatness as an artist either, since other great
painters of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries don't have Goya's ability
to project their images from their time into ours. No matter how much we love ...
The matter is more complicated than that. It is true that van Gogh applied the
formal system he preferred to the Provencal landscape: the rapid, shifting
notation of dots, speckles and slashes in the drawings, with the white paper
burning like ...
by Klimt or, for that matter, Miro. Nevertheless this pattern ... 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 ...
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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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