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?
Visit this site for a transcript of Peter Plagens discussing the work of Matisse and Picasso. Discuss his views on Modernism and his approach to evaluating art.
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.