Feared, revered art critic Robert Hughes dies at 74

At some early point in his long career, more than three decades of it spent at TIME, Robert Hughes became the most famous art critic in the English-speaking world. This happened because he was also the best — the most eloquent, the most sharp-eyed and incisive, the most truculent and certainly the most robust. He was 74 when he died on Aug. 6, in New York City. As Auden put it after the death of Yeats: “Earth, receive an honoured guest.”    Read more at:

http://entertainment.time.com/2012/08/07/the-art-of-being-critical-robert-hughes-1938-2012/#ixzz22uQtf8V3

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Orazio Salati: “You, Too, Can Be An Art Critic”

Salati, Artist & Gallery Owner

There are professional critics who write reviews about movies, plays, books, art exhibitions, music, etc. These critics describe their responses to a variety of art forms and they give you an assessment of their merit. You may not always agree with their opinions because your criteria or standards of judgment may be very different from these professional critics.

When you hear the word criticism, you might think it is something negative. Not true.  A criticism can be a positive statement. Art criticism is not difficult.  It can be rather a lot of fun. At least it can make the study of art less mysterious and complicated, and more logical. Read the rest of this entry »

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