Experiencing and judging art
When experiencing art, I believe one must first view it as itself. Then one must view it as an expression of its creator, tasting of their unique perspective and mind which brought forth their creation. So, first comes first impressions/reactions. Second comes message interpretation.
In a critique situation, I believe it is more important to respond with the impact or effect a work has upon one, rather than to discuss technique or style. When technique is in obvious need of praise or suggestion, then is the time to enter such commentary. As to style, to each his/her own.
Originally Published on Dec-29-01, 05:03 AM (GMT) on http://artcritiquegallery.com/dcforum/DCForumID9/12.html
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