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  Art Criticism: Formal Criticism of Art, Art Graduate Courses at the School of Visual Arts
Art Criticism: Formal Criticism of Art, Art Graduate Courses at the School of Visual Arts
The graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing at SVA is a rigorous and practice-based exploration of the diverse and ever-changing world of formal criticism of art.
The School of Visual Arts has a long tradition of employing practitioner/teachers, and this will continue in the Art Criticism and Writing program, where courses will be taught by those who have made significant contributions to the field.
www.schoolofvisualarts.edu /grad/index.jsp?sid0=2&sid1=164   (399 words)

  Art criticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art criticism is the study and evaluation of art.
Part of the purpose of art criticism is to have a rational basis for the appreciation of art and avoid subjective opinions of taste but this is not always achieved.
Art critics have probably existed for as long as there has been art and some people may argue that art is pointless without criticism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Art_criticism   (1191 words)

 North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
A professional art critic may be a newspaper reporter assigned to the art beat, a scholar writing for professional journals or texts, or an artist writing about other artists.
Critics write to be read, and they must capture their readers' attention and engage their readers' imaginations.
Interpretation of works of art may extend to dramatic presentations through reader's theater (students write dialogue for the people in an artwork, then perform the parts with different voices), "living paintings" or tableaux, and sound symphonies (students act out the sounds that are suggested by the artwork).
www.art.unt.edu /ntieva/artcurr/crit   (974 words)

 spiked-culture | Article | What has happened to art criticism?
That art critics perceived a crisis in art reflected the emerging rupture between conservative and radicalised art and criticism.
That the theorisation and criticism of art was possible, desirable and necessary was an assumption held by all participants of the ICA conference, regardless of their aesthetic or political affiliations.
Art is becoming indistinguishable from lifestyle culture, and the logic of fashion also dominates how art is made visible; with the centred authority of modernist aesthetic criteria long-dead, and post-modernism's politicised proliferation of criteria equally exhausted, fashion steps in to regulate things with its free market, vaguely democratic aesthetics.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/0000000CA8AF.htm   (1613 words)

 Think or thwim - art criticism and writing ArtForum - Find Articles
Art critics are giving up the high pay that they would earn if they were writers for Seinfeld.
You could say that this is because of the depressed nature of the art market, but the fact that is that it goes back to the days of the '80s boom, the most kiss-ass period in the history of art criticism.
Art should be a catalyst for the imagination of the writer, not a cryptographic problem with a predetermined solution.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0268/is_n1_v32/ai_14580155   (881 words)

 Critic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Critics are numerous in certain fields, including art critics, music critics, film critics, theatre or drama, restaurant and scientific publication critics.
Criticism in general terms means democratic judgement over the suitability of a subject for the intended purposes, as opposed to the authoritarian command, which is meant as an absolute realization of the authority's will, thus not open for debate.
Critics might even champion a wholly new art medium; for instance the century-long critical struggle to have photography recognised as a valid art form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Criticism   (824 words)

 Graduate Art Schools: Graduate Art Programs at the School of Visual Arts
The Master of Fine Arts in Art Criticism and Writing examines the visual arts within a philosophical and historical framework, and incorporates intensive study in the writing of art criticism.
The MPS in Art Therapy curriculum examines a variety of approaches to the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of challenged individuals, while supporting the artistic development and creative endeavors of the artist-as-therapist.
The College's program in Computer Art was the first in the country to base graduate training in computer art primarily upon the aesthetic concerns of the field.
www.schoolofvisualarts.edu /grad/index.jsp?sid0=2   (542 words)

 Ethical Criticism of Art [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
His position appears to have been not that literary art can't deal with moral issues as part of its subject matter, but simply that they are irrelevant to the aesthetic value of the art, and should not influence the audience's, or critic’s, aesthetic response to the work.
Nussbaum's main concern is with moral philosophy, and her interest in ethical criticism appears to stem from the desire to show the value and usefulness of a particular selection of literature to moral philosophy, and to the development of important moral skills.
An argument for the leitimacy of the ethical criticism of narrative froms of art.
www.iep.utm.edu /a/art-eth.htm   (8958 words)

 ArtLex's Art page
Critical methods vary considerably in their approaches to considering the forms, contents, and contexts of works of art.
Arts Education Partnership (formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is an American national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.
Partnership organizations affirm the central role of imagination, creativity and the arts in culture and society; the power of the arts to enliven and transform education and schools; and collective action through partnerships as the means to place the arts at the center of learning.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/Art.html   (4779 words)

 Art Department
Prerequisite for enrollment in the 300-400 series of art history courses taken for art credit is either Art 271 and 272, or passing a proficiency test.
Art from the prehistoric period to the close of the Middle Ages.
The study of art history and criticism under the supervision of an instructor.
web.indstate.edu /art-dept/course-history.htm   (811 words)

 criticism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In his Essay on Criticism (1711) Alexander Pope added an important section on the criticism of critics: those who do their job best always “survey the Whole, not seek slight faults to find.” Because the general tone of criticism of this period was prescriptive, it is called judicial criticism.
The emphasis in criticism of this period on the reaction of the critic to the work under scrutiny led to the use of the term impressionistic criticism.
Architectural criticism by Ada Louise Huxtable and others and studies of the city by Lewis Mumford and Jane Jacobs broke new ground for critical scrutiny.
www.bartleby.com /65/cr/criticis.html   (1100 words)

 Haber's Art Reviews: Art, Science, and Rembrandt's Eyes
While one sometimes characterizes art as inherently unique, science has necessarily reproducible, Modernist and Postmodernists assaults on the originality of a work of art may have driven the poles even further together.
Finally, art can look to science as itself a representation, one rich in accuracy, authority, and openness to experience, as with Ruisdael's layered representation of nature, humanity, a nation, and his own art.
Art like this allows the parallels between art and science to intertwine, but it also does not reduce any one of these purposes to another.
www.haberarts.com /sciart.htm   (1970 words)

 Digital Art Criticism: Weight: JoDI
An exploration of the metaphysics [1] of digital information is relevant to digital art criticism.
Various schools of digital art criticism have emerged, but they have not greatly explored the phenomenology and ontology of digital art.
Criticism that attempts to situate digital art in terms of a non-digital tradition (the pre-eminent text is Manovich 2001) obscures attempts to understand digital information and its relation to human consciousness per se and also implicitly compounds the magical effect [4].
jodi.tamu.edu /Articles/v03/i03/Weight/digitalartcriticism.html   (581 words)

 March 1972 - Reflections on the State of Art Criticism by Leo Steinberg - Brief Article ArtForum - Find Articles
As a student, he himself had adhered to the principles of Roger Fry; as an adult art historian, he returned to his childhood interest in human emotion and motivation and their metaphorical representation in Renaissance art.
He also theorized a shift from an art referencing nature to one based on cultural images, as in Rauschenberg's work, and called this art "post-modernist," the first use of the term in relation to contemporary art.
These concepts remain influential in the study of art history and the criticism of contemporary art, perhaps to the point where we no longer think about their origins; like the first draft of any commonplace, Steinberg's version was less dogmatic and more nuanced than its later incarnations in others' writing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0268/is_7_40/ai_84182762   (886 words)

 Art Theory, Art Critcism
An international electronic journal on the history and theory of contemporary art, intended for the publication of theoretical analyses by artists.
Among the questions he asks are: what will be the impact on art on the new 'super museums', such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, and Tate Modern in London.
Critical terms, art terms, terms from art criticism.
www.zeroland.co.nz /art_theory.html   (503 words)

 Artistworks - Art is one, Art is all... - Art Criticism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Artistworks - Art is one, Art is all...
Art critic’s help viewers perceive, interpret, and judge artworks.
Some artists can interpret this sometimes as a positive or negative understatement where in reality is only a critic based upon the artwork itself.
www.artistworks.net /main/art-criticism.html   (127 words)

 Lesson Plan: Art Criticism - by Betsy Larson
Art criticism involves a specific way of looking at a work of art.
You can make discernment about art without being a professional artist, all you need to do is learn to look (see) and think about what you are seeing.
Learning how to criticize artwork properly will allow you to better understand works of art and why they have become important.
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/elem/criticism2.htm   (264 words)

 Stony Brook University Art Dept: MA PhD Program
The M.A. in Art History and Criticism is a two year 36 credit degree program that offers an integrated curriculum of art history, criticism, and theory with a particular focus on modern and contemporary art and visual culture.
The emphasis of the program is on integrating research and analysis into a single curriculum with a particular focus on art criticism and theory and an interdisciplinary approach to modern and contemporary art and visual culture.
This degree is considered essential for those intending to engage in advanced academic research, teaching and publishing in the field of art history and criticism, and may provide a significant advantage to those entering the professional art world of museums and galleries.
www.art.sunysb.edu /maphd.html   (2717 words)

 Haber's Art Reviews: Corot and Postmodern Criticism
The New Criticism, Marxism, formalism, and psychoanalysis were buzz words at cocktail parties because they never minded the chatter.
The instinct kicks in from street-corner art festivals to the Rothko Chapel.
Critics who paint Modernism as a crossroads leading back to the Romantics have it dead wrong.
www.haberarts.com /preface.htm   (2961 words)

Students will become masters of the step-by-step process of art criticism where they will look at a work of art and describe what they see, analyzing relationships, interpret meanings, and judging the artwork.
The 4 steps, of art criticism, must be taken in order, are description, analysis, interpretation, judgment, and reflection.
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.
coe.west.asu.edu /students/kpasinski/wq/index.htm   (1797 words)

 Art Criticism Lesson Ideas for Assemblage Sculpture Project
Children seem to do best with Art criticism, if the group questions are short, to the point, but interesting, as well.
These are not the only two methods of art criticism that you can use in the classroom.
I always wondered how an art critic came up with their thoughts on the particular piece of work.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/discipline_based_art_education/49932   (632 words)

 artnet.com Magazine Features - Art Criticism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In her wondrous, smart and playful paintings and installations, she is keenly philosophical as well as funny, and her curiosity about art's functions in the world outside the art world is contagious.
People in the art world take the art world very seriously, but it is also all a little ludicrous.
I often wonder what art should be doing and what people think art should be doing in a larger collective sense.
www.artnet.com /Magazine/features/honigman/honigman7-7-04.asp   (1534 words)

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 Art Criticism #1
Art criticism is good writing and you must engage your readers.
Writing about art is not the same as writing a scientific lab report.
Writing about art can be thought of as an art in itself, in which the use of language counts.
www.arts.arizona.edu /are130/files/crit1.htm   (886 words)

 Questions in Art Criticism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Both art critics and art historians share a strong interest in constructing meaning from artworks.
While critics tend to focus more on modern and contemporary art from cultures close to their own, art historians tend to study works made in cultures that are more distant in time and space.
one and lesson six focus on critical inquiry.
mati.eas.asu.edu:8421 /ChicanArte/html_pages/ArtCriticismQues.html   (203 words)

Critics tend to focus more on modern and contemporary art from cultures close to their own.
Art historians tend to study works made in cultures that are more distant in time and space.
Judgment: Judging a piece of work means giving it rank in relation to other works and of course considering a very important aspect of the visual arts; its originality.
www.uwgb.edu /malloyk/art_criticism_and_formal_analysi.htm   (781 words)

 STArt: Visual Arts & Media Basics - Art Criticism (OPEN)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to promoting visual awareness and a better understanding of our material culture, talking about art provides students with an opportunity to clarify, verbalize, articulate, and better understand their own responses to objects and images in their environment, as well as learn to appreciate others' responses.
There are a variety of approaches for talking about material culture and the visual environment, including art.
Regarding art particularly, these approaches assume that objects and images are purposefully created (with intent): that there are reasons why the object or image looks and/or functions the way it does and that often there are messages or meanings that are intended to be communicated to the viewer.
www.openc.k12.or.us /start/visual/basics/artcrit/index.html   (1833 words)

 d'ART - Internet Art Network: Critic's Corner
The Critic's Corner provides an interactive forum for the examination of artists' work.
Reviewers are invited to critique art pieces based on their interpretation of the artist's technical and creative abilities.
Find out how to submit art for critical review to the d'ART community.
dart.fine-art.com /crit   (188 words)

 Amazon.com: What Happened to Art Criticism? (Prickly Paradigm): Books: James Elkins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Art criticism was once passionate, polemical, and judgmental; now critics are more often interested in ambiguity, neutrality, and nuanced description.
And while art criticism is ubiquitous in newspapers, magazines, and exhibition brochures, it is also virtually absent from academic writing.
In this pamphlet, James Elkins surveys the last fifty years of art criticism, proposing some interesting explanations for these startling changes.
www.amazon.com /What-Happened-Criticism-Prickly-Paradigm/dp/0972819630   (1111 words)

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