The role of evaluation and criticism is discussed in terms of two interrelated questions: Is the art
worthwhile? and Who decides whether it is worthwhile?
After reading this chapter you should be able to:
- Define and discuss the role of evaluation and criticism in art.
- Understand how subjectivity affects our response to the visual arts.
- Discuss how cultural and historic perspectives affect our response to art.
- Discuss the role of the critic.
- Discuss the role of the museum.