Sunday, August 12, 2012

What Did Robert Hughes Really Teach Us?

Upon hearing of the passing last week of journalist and art critic Robert Hughes (shown above), I felt like had lost a beloved teacher. For people who read Hughes’ books or articles or, more likely, saw him on television, he was the fun, brash, borderline bawdy professor whose name and face you never forget. Hughes brought modern art into your living room and made it understandable and surprisingly fun, which makes him a significant cultural figure beyond his contributions to art itself. In the end, it’s important to ask, what did Robert Hughes really teach us? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "What Did Robert Hughes Really Teach Us?"

1 comment:

Hels said...

Robert Hughes' book on Australian art history was very important for me when I was an undergraduate, as it was for all Australian art undergrads probably. We used to think that art was something that came out of Italy and France.

Hughes was abrupt and assertive, but he changed peoples' thinking!