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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The exhibition "German Masters of the Nineteenth Century," now on view at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is about thirty-five years late in
coming to Manhattan; but in this case, better late than never. No such
The spiritualist urge lasted far into the nineteenth century. Its last major bearer
was Arnold Bocklin — a Swiss, but included in this show by adoption, as it were.
Bocklin's painting The Island of the Dead, 1880, had every reason to survive: ...
Nothing in its cultural history is more striking than the virtual absence of any
mention of the central American trauma of the nineteenth century, the Civil War,
from painting. Its fratricidal miseries were left to writers (Walt Whitman, Stephen
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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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