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Seven Art Lessons Learned from Robert Hughes (1938-2012)

Art critic, writer, and documentary maker Robert Hughes was celebrated for his authoritative voice and ability to explain and critique the inspirations and direction of art movements.

Hughes contributed to The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, and Time Magazine, where he served as chief art critic. His successful eight-part documentary "The Shock of the New" examined the art world from modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol and was seen by more than 25 million BBC viewers.

Hughes criticized a generation of artists and inspired another generation of emerging creatives to venture into the art world. He died yesterday at 74. Here are (just) seven art lessons he left behind:

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Claire Lawton
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