- Art critic
An art critic is a person who specializes in evaluating
art. Their written critiques, or reviews, are published in newspapers, magazines, books and on web sites. Art collectors and patrons often utilize the advice of art critics.
Typically the art critic views art at exhibitions, galleries,
museums or artists' studios.
Professional art critics are expected to have a keen eye for art and a thorough knowledge of art history. Knowledge, however, provides no guarantee that a critic will know if a
work of art, an exhibition, or an artist will stand out in history as "great".
Many now famous and celebrated artists were not recognized by the art critics of their time, often because their art was in a style not yet understood or favored. Conversely, some critics, called militant critics have helped to explain and promote new
art movements— Roger Frywith the Post-Impressionistmovement for example.
Some famous art critics
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