CRITICIZING ART Understanding the Contemporary (excerpts)

  title={CRITICIZING ART Understanding the Contemporary (excerpts)},
  author={Terry Barrett},
Although a popular misconception about art criticism is that it is primarily judgmental and negative in tone, in actuality, most of the words written by critics are descriptive and interpretive rather than judgmental, and positive in tone. Critics seek to provide readers with information about artworks, and describing these artworks, many of which will not be seen by their readers. is one of their major activities. Describing is a kind of verbal pointing a critic does so that features of a work… CONTINUE READING