Seems like a blog of passing. Robert Hughes is dead.
Ignorant as I am of art and its criticism I have nothing to say about his life as an art critic; but two of his books, The Fatal Shore and the Culture of Complaint hold shelf space at my house. Possibly because of the fact they reflect something which Christopher Hitchens pointed out about Hughes:
Hitchens once noted that in Barcelona, Hughes described his beloved Catalonia as being, in temper, simultaneously revolutionary and conservative; then added that he might have had himself in mind. sun herald