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Robert Hughes Art Quotes - (11 quotes)

Robert Hughes - From the Culture category:

What strip mining is to nature the art market has become to culture. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Doubt category:

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is given to the less talented as a consolation prize. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Greatness category:

There is virtue in virtuosity, especially today, when it protects us from the tedious spectacle of ineptitude. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Meaning category:

Works of art... do not force meanings on their audience; meaning emerges, adds up, unfolds from their imagined centres... takes one through the process of discovering meaning. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Modernism category:

Modernism is the protein of our cultural imagination. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Modernism category:

I have never been against new art as such; some of it is good, much is crap, most is somewhere in between. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Painting category:

Landscape... is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Progress category:

In art there is no progress, only fluctuations of intensity. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Rejection category:

-on Caravaggio...
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Standards category:

No art goes unmediated by other art. (Robert Hughes)

Robert Hughes - From the Taste category:

Why should we expect modernist taste to be any smarter than premodernist or postmodernist? (Robert Hughes)



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