art criticism, the analysis and evaluation of works of art. More subtly, art criticism is often tied to theory; it is interpretive, involving the effort to understand a particular work of art from a theoretical perspective and to establish its significance in the history of art.
Who introduced the theory of art criticism?
Englishman Jonathan Richardson
At the beginning of the 18th century, the Englishman Jonathan Richardson became the first person to develop a system of art criticism.
Which theory of art is most likely associated with art criticism?
Art critics usually criticize art in the context of aesthetics or the theory of beauty.