Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists
Collins Harvill, 1990 - 429 pagina's
A generous selection of forthright essays on art and artists. Hughes tackles the lives and works of over 80 artists, from the old masters to our contemporaries, exploring their achievement (or lack of it) and how they altered the history of art for better or worse. This much-feted book from Robert Hughes, one of our greatest living art historians, makes a welcome appearance in paperback. A selection of his most important articles, it includes his accounts of the particular skills and vision of some 80 artists - from old masters such as Holbein, Caravaggio, van Dyck and Reynolds to contemporary painters such as Lichtenstein, Bacon, Kitaj and Hockney. Hughes looks too at some of the vexed questions confronting art today. Lawrence Gowing has said that Robert Hughes is 'illuminating and compelling on whatever subject he touches'; this book offers much evidence to support that plaudit. (Kirkus UK).
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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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