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Critical Response This presentation is the property of The Andy Warhol Museum and may not be reproduced. All images in this presentation are subject to copyright laws and may not be removed from this presentation for any purpose.
If you want to know all about Andy Warhol just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. --Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1986 Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 108 x 108 x 1 ½ in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Where have you seen a critic’s opinion in a newspaper or on a TV show?
What is a Critic? A critic is someone who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value or truth of a matter. A critic gives opinions on things like: Movies Books Music Food Art
When critics gives their opinion, they not only state likes and dislikes, but also explain why, by including facts and descriptions that support their opinion.
When are you a critic? We make critical choices everyday about: music, art, fashion and movies.
Informed vs. Uninformed Opinion Opinion n. 1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.” (Elizabeth Drew) 2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.
Informed Opinion: Possessing, displaying, or based on reliable information: informed sources; an informed opinion. Uninformed Opinion: Not having, showing, or making use of information; not informed: uninformed voters; an uninformed decision.
As a critic it is important to differentiate between tastes and biases: Taste: A personal preference or liking Bias: a preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits partial judgment.
Identifying music tastes and biases: Music Group
When people view works of art for the first time, they create a first response that is intuitive, personal and often purely emotional; based on: Personal Experiences Feelings Associations Values Likes/Dislikes
Another way of responding to artwork is through Critical Response, which helps you to organize your thoughts and to make intelligent and educated statements about a work of art. This process is a combination of: Description Analysis Interpretation Judgment
In order to have an informed opinion you must also have rich knowledge about the artwork. Use the handouts to: comprehend and analyze the historical and cultural context in which the artworks were made the artists’ methods and use of formal principals and conceptual ideas the critics who have already published opinions about the work.