From issue no 38
To paraphrase ‘Critic Biases’ in Wikipedia ‘Photographers have often had an uneasy relationship with their critics. Photographers usually need positive opinions from judges for their work to be viewed and purchased; unfortunately for the photographic artists, only later generations may understand it.’
Art can stand-alone with an instantaneous judgment or can be viewed with a deeper more educated knowledge. Aesthetic, pragmatic, expressive, formalist, relativist, processional, imitation, ritual, cognition, mimetic and postmodern theories are some of many theories to criticize and appreciate art. Art criticism and appreciation can be subjective based on personal preference toward aesthetics and form, or it can be based on the elements and principle of design and by social and cultural
acceptance. Continued in issue no 38.