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Nothing If Not Critical: Essays on Art and Artists


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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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Introduction: The decline of the city of Mahagonny — Ancestors: Hans Holbein — Caravaggio — France in the golden age — Anthony Van Dyck — George Stubbs — Sir Joshua Reynolds — Goya — Zurbaran — Nicolas Poussin — Guido Reni — Inigo Jones — Jean-Simeon Chardin — John Constable — Antoine Watteau — Nineteenth Century: German Romanticism — Edgar Degas — Courbet in Brooklyn — John Singer Sargent — Augustus Saint-Gaudens — Winslow Homer — James Whistler — Pre-Raphaelites — Camille Pissarro — Thomas Eakins — Into Modernism: Toulouse-Lautrec — Auguste Rodin --Van Gogh and Cloisonnism — Edouard Manet — Henri Rousseau — Vincent van Gogh, part 1 — Vincent van Gogh, part 2 — Paul Gauguin — Europeans: Rene Magritte — Vasily Kandinsky — Giorgio de Chirico — Julio Gonzalez — Max Beckmann — Henri Matisse in Nice — Futurism — English art in the twentieth century — Oskar Kokoschka — Giorgio Morandi — Late Picasso — Americans: Thomas Hart Benton — Deco and Fins — Morris Louis — Diego Rivera — David Smith, sculptures — David Smith, drawings — Lee Krasner — Milton Avery — Jackson Pollock — Arshile Gorky — Joseph Cornell — Edward Hopper — Norman Rockwell — Mark Rothko in Babylon — Andy Warhol — Contemporaries: Saul Steinberg — James Turrell — R.B. Kitaj — Roy Lichtenstein — Nam June Paik — Richard Diebenkorn — Komar and Melamid — Howard Hodgkin — Louise Bourgeois — Philip Pearlstein — Robert Motherwell — Sandro Chia — Malcolm Morley — Julian Schnabel — Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight — Willem de Kooning — Francis Bacon — Francesco Clemente — James Rosenquist — Alex Katz — Susan Rothenberg — Anselm Kiefer — Elizabeth Murray — David Hockney — Donald Sultan — Leon Kossoff — Eric Fischl — Sean Scully — Christopher Wilmarth — Bernard Berenson — Tom Wolfe: From Baubaus to our house — Brideshead Redecorated — Jean Baudrillard: America — Art and money — SoHoiad: or, the Masque of art — Index.

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Essays on Art and Artists
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Hughes, Robert
Books, Random House Children's
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers

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