Robert Hughes, RIP

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Robert Hughes was an exceptionally perceptive critical voice on Modernism. I still utilize his incredible documentary series, The Shock of the New, in my Modern History classes because there is nothing like it in analytical breath and scope. Like Gore Vidal, he was a man of honest conviction and character, blunt, and not afraid to go against the conventional wisdom of the cultural elites.

12:38 am on August 7, 2012