May 15, 2006

15 arts critics...

... are blogging about what blogging is doing to arts criticism.

8 comments:

tiggeril said...

Metablogging always makes me feel vaguely dizzy.

Mark Daniels said...

Next, they'll blog about what blogging about what blogging is doing to arts criticism.

And soon thereafter, someone is surely going to critically review the impact of arts criticism on blogging about blogging about arts criticism.

Wake me when it's over.

Mark Daniels

J said...

That doesn't appear to be a parody site, but there's some great stuff anyway. Favorites:

"Some of the bigger issues are...the ignorance of the general arts public about the value of critics"

I don't know that we're all that ignorant...

"Writing in any medium, I believe fervently, creates its own legitimacy. Or not."

Tough to argue with the main point, though I'd question the fervence.

Ron said...

I had a linkback to the post of the blog about my blog, which referenced the podcast about the comments section of my blog's blog, but...

Blogger ate it.

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Gaius Arbo said...

Well, I found the perfect history of art:

http://sobekpundit.blogspot.com/2006/04/very-brief-history-of-art-featuring-mr.html

Do not have a mouthful of liquid. You have been warned.

Walt said...

SippicanCottage's joke is funny, but I hope everyone understands that it is humor, nothing more. The joke misses the main question about art and criticism in general - the why. At every level of appreciation, there is a personal bias, but as much as I hate the official, critical voice, I think it does serve an important role.

Yes, we, the great unwashed, can have our opinions and discuss it with others. This is meaningful dialogue, but our meaningful conversations will, inevitably, lack vigor without the appropriate knowledge. Of course, there are the savants - bloggers with a keen interest in the subject and a good command of the knowledge base - who can post cogent and concise remarks about any given subject. You might have to read through some crazy stuff to find it, but blogging is an active dialogue that warrants a space in the critical dialogue.

Here's to the lucid eye in silvertown.

BrianOfAtlanta said...

Yes, I find myself looking at a famous work of art and wondering "Why?" all the time.