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Explore the good, the bad and the ugly of the arts world. Consider what triggers your preferences. Critical MASS critic Robert L. Pincus Ph.D., hosts a conversation geared towards Art Collectors and Art Lovers!
Oscar Wilde said the ancient Greeks were “a nation of art-critics.” In a different way, so are Americans. Thus my premise: everyone is a critic when they look at art. The difference, of course, is that critics spend more time and effort articulating what they see, shaping it into writing for the page or another medium. I would like to talk about some of the criteria and ideas I bring to viewing and how they have been tested and refined in the field. Then, I want to consider what those have in common with the criteria and ideas of people who simply enjoy spending time looking at art and those who collect it as a way of living with work they enjoy. I plan on eliciting discussion of the way we judge and appreciate art, by showing a small number of examples that we can use to gauge similarities and differences in the judgments we bring to art.