What I do
Everything I write is a result of my personal impressions and opinions. Every post includes a reproduction with a short critical article; I try to construct a story for each piece. In an endeavor to reach a broad generalized conclusion, I point out the main elements, discuss composition, color, linear and rhythmic movement, balance, general atmosphere, and so on and so forth — anything and everything that makes a painting remarkable.
What I don’t do
I am not a professional critic. I don’t do systematic research and I don’t oblige myself to quote though sometimes I will.
Some important elements, brushwork in particular, are very difficult to examine via the Internet. Though there are great reproductions out there, nothing can compare to looking at a painting live in a museum or a gallery. Colors are also prone to distortion. These technical limitations can undermine some of the words written here. If you are looking for complete, all-round critical assessments, I would strongly recommend going to a museum and consulting with known authors and books.
My main goals are: to learn to appreciate art, to grow as a critic and as a writer, and to acquire new knowledge. Writing about art often becomes a discovery process for me, and I am happy to be able to share it. I hope to take part in interesting discussions and conversations, so don’t hesitate using that “leave a comment” option.
Feel free to contact me by email, elish(at)artandcritique(dot)com , if you are interested in writing services or wish to share comments and suggestions.
Some last words
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