Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Jonathan Jones writes about 'mighty wordsmith' Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes
'A mightier wordsmith than most of today’s leading novelists' ... Robert Hughes, who has died aged 74. Photograph: Najlah Feanny/Corbis

Robert Hughes, who has died aged 74, was simply the greatest art critic of our time and it will be a long while before we see his like again. He made criticism look like literature. He also made it look morally worthwhile. He lent a nobility to what can often seem a petty way to spend your life. Hughes could be savage, but he was never petty. There was purpose to his lightning bolts of condemnation.

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