Art and Criticism

  • Aleš Erjavec Shanghai Normal University
Keywords: art criticism, criticism, Terry Eagleton, Hal Foster, Charles Baudelaire, global criticism


In the article the author offers a brief sketch of the history and different meanings of criticism as they were formed over the last three centuries. He points out the original meaning of the usage of the term and then points to the narrower meaning, especially that found in art criticism. He then claims that a large portion of art criticism has retained its essence and meaning unchanged since its beginning and that this is also true insofar as it has not changed when art is compared with new media and Chinese art. The author also notes that art criticism represents an important constituent part of art proper.


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Erjavec A. Art and Criticism. FV [Internet]. 2019Dec.31 [cited 2021Nov.28];40(3). Available from: