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DBAE and elements and principles

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Tue, 27 May 1997 16:01:58 -0500 (CDT)

I think one of the problems in doing art criticism is that many art educators
have very little background in multiple forms of criticism. To look at works
of art using the elements and principles of design is certainly a formalist,
western orientation to looking at art. To examine works of folk art using
thoseelements and principles of design may be quite foreign to the intentions
of the artist and the art itself.

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
something new.

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!

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