Marcia Selsor Posted February 18, 2012 Report Share Posted February 18, 2012 I would be very interested in what Bernard Leach had to say about judging ceramic work. What I mean to say with "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is that art is always subjective. It is always personal opinion. People should not feel they are "passing judgement on others", as TJR wrote. It is not about right or wrong, or condemnation, it is about opinion. There is no need to feel guilt when you say: "This work does not appeal to my sense of aesthetics". Similarly, the artist has the right to think: "Well, that is just your opinion, and I don't have to worry about it". I have difficulty in having "standards" for aesthetic judging. Think about all the artists who broke the "standard" of aesthetic judgement in their day, e.g. Van Gogh. We can set standards for use/function, but not aesthetics. (Not sure if this is relevant to Mr Leach though). Google Leach's essay "Towards a Stamdard"Marcia Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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