ⓘ Category:Art criticism

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America is a 1997 book by art critic Robert Hughes. It was also turned into a 6-part documentary series featuring the author.

Art in the San Francisco Bay Area (book)

Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated History is a 1985 nonfiction book by art critic Thomas Albright, about the modern history of art in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was published by the University of California Press.

ArtStars* TV

ArtStars* is a YouTube show hosted by Nadja Sayej that focuses on comedic conversations in the art world. It was founded in 2009 in Toronto with video artist Jeremy Bailey and video editor Ryan Edwards. The show has been called "a gonzo skewering of sanctified art pretense". As one of the first vlogs in the art world, the episodes have been described as gonzo and satirical for crashing gallery openings and interviewing "art stars, their groupies and the people who go to galleries just for the booze". The interview style and commentary in the show "punctures pretension, deflate egos and del ...

Attitude (art)

Attitude as a term of fine art refers to the posture or gesture given to a figure by a painter or sculptor. It applies to the body and not to a mental state, but the arrangement of the body is presumed to serve a communicative or expressive purpose. An example of a conventional attitude in art is proskynesis to indicate submissive respect toward God, emperors, clerics of high status, and religious icons; in Byzantine art, it is particularly characteristic in depictions of the emperor paying homage to Christ. In 20th- and 21st-century art history, "attitude" is used most often to label one ...

Capitalist realism

The term capitalist realism has been used, particularly in Germany, to describe commodity-based art, from Pop Art in the 1950s and 1960s to the commodity art of the 1980s and 1990s. When used in this way, it is a play on the term "socialist realism". Alternatively, it has been used to describe the ideological-aesthetic aspect of contemporary corporate capitalism in the West.

Capsule review

A capsule review or mini review is a form of appraisal, usually associated with journalism, that offers a relatively short critique of a specified creative work. Capsule reviews generally appear in publications like newspapers and magazines, and may be placed within the context of a cultural digest section of a publication. Leonard Maltins Movie Guide is a well known publication that includes thousands of capsule movie reviews by prolific film writer Leonard Maltin, including the worlds shortest capsule review according to the Guinness Book of World Records, a 2 out of 4 star review of the ...