5 Objectives of Critique

Whenever engaging with art we must consider the artwork in 5 ways.


  • What do your senses directly tell you about the art?
  • What does it look like; how does it sound; how does it feel; how does it smell; how does it taste?


  • What is the context of the work(social, political, cultural, geographical)?
  • How does this work relate to other works of art?
  • How does the artist relate to other artists?


  • What is your interpretation of the art?
  • What does it mean to you, personally?
  • What does the artwork say to you?


  • How does the work relate to established art theories?
  • What established theories does this work build on?


  • Do you like or dislike the work?
  • What aspects of the work do you like or dislike?
  • What is your value judgement of the work?

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