Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples


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Most correctly, art criticism:

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1. Why is the history of art criticism important?

2. What are the four steps used in art criticism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet combo will help you solidify your understanding of art criticism and how to properly interpret works of art in different mediums. You'll be asked questions about the main steps used to critique art as well as questions about its rich history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will quiz you on:

  • The purpose of art criticism
  • The history of art criticism
  • The four steps used in art criticism
  • What to look for when analyzing art in different mediums
  • What musical criticism is concerned with

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - know the correct terminology used to interpret and critique art
  • Information recall - apply what you know about art history to answer questions about art criticism
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences in how various mediums of art are critiqued
  • Making connections - distinguish art criticism's importance across different cultures and time periods

Additional Learning

To learn more about art criticism, watch the accompanying lesson on the Characteristics and Function of Art Criticism. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Define art criticism
  • Understand the role and importance art criticism has played in different cultures
  • Know the four main steps used to critique works of art
  • Learn how to interpret different mediums of art