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I am teaching an art criticism course in art education this fall for the very
first time and I am doing some reading and investigation on various forms of
art criticism. So far there must be about 30 different approaches that I have
heard about. This is really helping me see how limiting our critical responses
have been to works of art and on the one hand it makes me sad for all that I
have missed, but it makes me glad that there are other very creative and
exciting ways to examine works of art. I am happiest when I am learning
I have also obtained the Getty videos on art history, criticism, studio and
aesthetics and I hope to broaden my horizons still more with these tapes.
As an art teacher educator I am always excited that I can be both a novice and
an expert. I can on the one hand learn new ways of doing things and also help
others do the same. Life is grand!