n De Arte - Art criticism : a survey of methods : research

Volume 2002, Issue 65
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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Art criticism can be said to differ from art history, particularly as regards the processes employed in the two disciplines. Whereas art history is generally an academic, institutional discipline, entailing specialised and professional methodologies, criticism - or writing about new art - is seldom bound to academic requirements. Individual critics may use methodologies virtually indistinguishable from those of the art historian, but may also, and legitimately, eschew them. However, certain common methods or tools can be said to underlie art criticism.

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