Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.
Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.
I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.
We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but…
Other than the overuse of hashtags there, I agree with this thread. Sadly.
Today we discuss the conventions of art critique and explore the possibility of the internet as an arena for constructive critique. Can we do it?!
Matthew Goulish, 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance (2000)
James Elkins, Art Critiques: A Guide (Second Edition, 2012)
Kendall Buster and Paula Crawford, The Critique Handbook: The Art Student’s Sourcebook and Survival Guide (2nd Edition, 2009)
To critique Sarah’s self-portrait (and practice my critiquing):
1. I like how stark and unforgiving your portrayal of yourself is, and the yous next to each other and upside down, because it makes me think of the way that mirrors reverse everything and in general how images capture facets of things but never the thing itself.
2. I feel looked at when I look at the painting, which is strange and wonderful.
3. For me the execution is 90% there but I wish it had more conceptual rigor. Like, how do you take this from something that is well-executed to something that I can spend years looking at and continue to be shocked and transformed by it? I know that’s a big ask, but I only make the big ask because I think this painting shows so much potential.