One of the world’s most influential art critics has died.
Robert Hughes, Australian writer and critic, died in new york at 74 after a long illness.
His writing includes The Fatal Shore and Shock of the Newan influential BBC-PBS TV series on modern art.
It attempted to explain art from the Impressionists to the modern era by looking at the major themes that run through art.
Hughes was critically injured in a 1999 car accident and never fully recovered.
Robert Hughes was 74.