On critical distance

Bowman, Matthew (2021) On critical distance. Art Monthly (447). pp. 40-41. ISSN 0142-6702

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Abstract

This article responds to Henry Broome's article, published in the April issue of Art Monthly, that claimed art critics problematically write as if from a detached standpoint where they should be seeking to forge social bonds. My response contends that Broome has fundamentally misrepresented what art critics do and thereby proposed diagnosed false solutions. Instead, I argue, attachment is the bedrock of art criticism and this needs to be understood in the light of aesthetics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: art, Visual arts, art criticism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Matthew Bowman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2021 13:33
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 13:33
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1787

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