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Australian writer Robert Hughes is one of the most influential and widely read art critics of our time. Passionate and lucid, Hughes is the author of The Fatal Shore, Culture of Complaint, and Nothing if Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists. During more than thirty years as Time magazine’s art critic, Hughes brings a refreshingly democratic approach to the analysis of art. He is an engaging television personality and previously hosted two public television series based on his books The Shock of the New and American Visions. His survey of the life and work of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya, simply entitled Goya, is an exhaustive and extensive analysis of the great artist. In 1997, Hughes was named one of Australia’s “living national treasures.” He offers unflinching analysis of his own life in Things I Didn’t Know: A Memoir. From idolizing his war-hero father to his own near fatal car accident in 1999, Hughes offers bold and acerbic reflections on his life as an art expert and cultural commentator.

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Added by goodluck on September 28, 2006