Arts criticism

Arts criticism

Arts criticism is the process of describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging works of art [ [http://www.brigantine.atlnet.org/GigapaletteGALLERY/websites/ARTiculationFinal/MainPages/A-DVocabulary.htm Art Vocabulary] - accessed 10 July 2008] . It is distinct from art criticism (which focuses on visual arts) due to its broader remit.Fact|date=July 2008 The disciplines of arts criticism can be defined by the object being considered rather than the methodology (through analysis of its philosophy): buildings (architecture criticism), paintings (visual art criticism), performances (dance criticism, theatre criticism), music (music journalism), visual media (film criticism, television criticism), or literary texts (literary criticism). [cite journal | url=http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/id.3488,y.0,no.,content.true,page.1,css.print/issue.aspx | title=Science and the Theft of Humanity | author=Geoffrey Harpham | journal=American Scientist | publisher=Sigma Xi | date=August 2006 | accessdate=2008-07-10 ] [ cite web | url=http://www.temple.edu/jaac/ | title=Home: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism | work=The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism | publisher=American Society for Aesthetics / Temple University | accessdate=2008-07-11 ]

Criticism of the arts can be broadly divided into two types. There is academic criticism such as that found in scholarly works and specialist journals, then there is criticism of a more journalistic nature (often called 'a review') which is seen by a wider public through newspapers, television and radio. The academic criticism will be of a more vigorous and analytical nature than the journalistic, the journalistic may even focus on entertaining the reader at the expense of detail about the art under discussion.Fact|date=July 2008

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