Theory of the Arts: 4 Stages to Critical Analysis (Criticism)

Theory of the Arts: 4 Stages to Critical Analysis (Criticism)

Theory of the Arts: 4 Stages to Critical Analysis ( Criticism )



  1. Initial Reaction
    • initial identification to a work of art
  2. Description
    • organization in a work; how principles of art have been used to arrange elements in a work of art
  3. Interpretation
    • identifying meaning; the artist's expression / communication of feelings, moods and ideas in a work of art
  4. Evaluation
    • judgment; assessing the meaning and artistic merit in a work of art

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