18 Facts About Art criticism


The most common division in the field of criticism is between historical criticism and evaluation, a form of art history, and contemporary criticism of work by living artists.

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Art criticism is an important part of being human and can be found through all aspects of our lives, regardless of the culture or times.

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Art criticism can be objective or subjective based on personal preference toward aesthetics and form.

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Art criticism is a basic human instinct with a diverse range of form and expression.

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Art criticism can stand alone with an instantaneous judgment or can be viewed with a deeper more educated knowledge.

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Art criticism has many and often numerous subjective viewpoints which are nearly as varied as there are people practising it.

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Art criticism includes a descriptive aspect, where the work of art is sufficiently translated into words so as to allow a case to be made.

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Art criticism wrote about his deep pleasure in art and his belief that the arts could be used to improve mankind's generosity of spirit and knowledge of the world around it.

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Art criticism claimed that "criticism should be partial, impassioned, political— that is to say, formed from an exclusive point of view, but from a point of view that opens up the greatest number of horizons".

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Art criticism tried to move the debate from the old binary positions of previous decades, declaring that "the true painter, will be he who can wring from contemporary life its epic aspect and make us see and understand, with colour or in drawing, how great and poetic we are in our cravats and our polished boots".

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Art criticism vigorously defended himself in a lecture, in which he argued that art had moved to attempt to discover the language of pure imagination, rather than the staid and, to his mind, dishonest scientific capturing of landscape.

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Art criticism defined it as that experience which is aroused by significant form.

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Art criticism suggested that the reason we experience aesthetic emotion in response to the significant form of a work of art was that we perceive that form as an expression of an experience the artist has.

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Art criticism focused on the modernism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and published an influential 1929 essay on the meaning of art in The Listener.

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Art criticism edited the trend-setting Burlington Magazine and helped organise the London International Surrealist Exhibition in 1936.

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Feminist art criticism emerged in the 1970s from the wider feminist movement as the critical examination of both visual representations of women in art and art produced by women.

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Art criticism critics appear on the internet, TV, and radio, as well as in museums and galleries.

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Art criticism critics have their own organisation, a UNESCO non-governmental organisation, called the International Association of Art criticism Critics which has around 76 national sections and a political non-aligned section for refugees and exiles.

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