Who are those people?

Who are those people?

Who are those people to pass judgment on your art?

Who are these commentators?

Who are the critics?

Who are the analysers?

Who are the judges and juries of the exhibitions and art societies shows?

Mostly I don’t really know them.

I just accept what they say is right.

But are they?

Everyone

“Everyone is an artist now,” said my art tutor. “All you do is declare that you are.”

Art is subjective: its beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You are enabled to pass judgment upon art’s objective qualities.

We call some art “good,” and some art “bad”: Not all art is good or to our taste.

You may consider art in an objective manner as well as subjectively, and conclude whether it’s good or bad.

Irrespective of how you are involved in the appraisal of art you really are allowed to say, “I don’t like this style. It’s poorly done.”

Unfortunately the art establishment’s Post-Modernism tendency is to tell us what constitutes good art. There is so much more though.

You may also look at a piece of art and pass objective judgment centred on your information, expertise, education, analysis, and likes or dislikes.

It’s your choice to make the effort to be informed to do so.

You can keep abreast of ‘art’ via the current establishment education systems with its Post-Modernist apologues about what’s good: it’s a start.

You may also choose to explore the other epic sagas of art, to be well informed by following different pathways.

Soon you will be a critic, a judge and a taste comptroller. Then you might find that the judges and juries you once venerated are usually normal intellects too.

I know! Oh, God…the confusion. The conundrum. The cognitive dissonance… when you find that you are those people!

‘cognitive dissonance’ is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values

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