ⓘ Arts criticism

                                     

ⓘ Arts criticism

Arts criticism is the process of describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging works of art. It is distinct from art criticism due to its broader remit. The disciplines of arts criticism can be defined by the object being considered rather than the methodology: buildings, paintings, performances, music, visual media, or literary texts.

Criticism of the arts can be broadly divided into two types. There is academic criticism such as that found in scholarly works and specialist journals, then there is criticism of a more journalistic nature often called a review which is seen by a wider public through newspapers, television and radio. The academic criticism will be of a more vigorous and analytical nature than the journalistic, the journalistic may even focus on entertaining the reader at the expense of detail about the art under discussion.