Robert Hughes is perhaps the most influential critic of contemporary art that is writing today. Read this interview with Hughes and Paul Solman and discuss his views of America as seen through art.
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, publishes articles on aesthetics and the arts. Visit their website and read the articles Mondrian and the Dialectic of Essence by Victor A. Grauer and Bacon and Bataille by Peter Jones. Compare the writing styles. Which do you feel communicates to the reader best? Why?
There are many Questions In Art Criticism; visit this site and make an argument about the role of art criticism in contemporary society.
Published art reviews covering artists as well as critiques written by F. Lennox Campello may be found at this site. Visit and summarize a review.
When evaluating art the key question is: Was it worth seeing? Visit PG News and read Mary Thomass critical response to the current Carnegie International. Her viewpoint may be informed, but it's also subjective, and a good critique may raise more questions than it answers. Discuss how subjectivity affects criticism.
Visit the online Galleries at the Getty Institute for the Arts. After reviewing the galleries establish a criteria for review and write a critique about an exhibition.