Nothing If Not Critical


Robert Hughes, longtime art critic for Time who managed to write insightful and riveting prose about art while eschewing the jargon and theory the so often make writing about art lifeless and dull, has passed away. Even if you disagreed with him, Hughes energy and sharp eye always made worth a read.

Index of Hughes work in Time, back to 1970 – To read his reviews take a look at Nothing If Not Critical (details below) and then try the Academic Search Elite database for work from 1989 to the present. (Login to this and other SVA subscription databases using your MySVA id/password).

A sampling from the library:

American visions : the epic history of art in America / by Robert Hughes – N6505.H84 1997


Culture of complaint : the fraying of America / Robert Hughes – NX180.S6 H85 1994


Goya / Robert Hughes – N7113.G68 H83 2003


Lucian Freud paintings / Robert Hughes – ND1329.F74 A4 1989


The Shock of the new / Robert Hughes – N6447 .H83 1991

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