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HERE’S WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW (APRIL 2015) THAT SHOULD INTEREST ARTISTS!
ARTGROUPCRITIQUE.ORG is building its portal and we are wanting input from artists and art lovers!
See an idea below that is close to what we are planning:
Say an artist puts a piece into the slot and asks for critique.
We have a bunch of people…all kinds…artists, shoppers, interior designers, gift shop buyers, visitors from other countries, college freshmen, young people who wish to become artists, children of wealthy parents who are art collectors.
And we have a panel of “experts” (surely not the kind one has to line the palm of for a critique…but the kind who look at art, read about art, study art, and really have some mileage in the fine art world. How about a restorer of fine art? Or a curator of a museum? Or an up and comer in a technically challenged art form. For this scenario, call them ‘experts”)
First we have the anonymous artist’s art up and an anonymous group of people come to look at it. They write their immediate thoughts and fill out some blanks about what they like, what they don’t like, why they don’t like it, whether they would want to have it, what they would do to make it perfect…things like that. All of this without speaking to each other or to the artist.
Then we have the second group take a look. The experts write first impressions on their notes. Then they meet the artist, or read the artist’s statement about the painting, and their intent. After that the critics each write out their observations and thoughts and suggestions. They present these and then there is an opportunity for the artists to ask more questions and for the critics to answer.
This is how I have it in my head that I would like a critique to work. First I would get the “street cred” without bias or prejudice. Then I would get an expert’s initial impressions. Then I would get an in depth critique on whatever elements the expert is looking for in a painting…some might look more for drawing skill…others may center on composition.
Seems to me all of this feedback would give the artist a very important list of things to think about…and also the feeling that someone really dug around in his painting and looked seriously at it. That is invaluable for anyone who is making visual arts, in my opinion.
Are You interested????
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