Pleasantness and constructive comments in "Art critique" to me is great, but I believe you cannot have just a "pleasant" post, such as "hey, that painting is terrific". Really... this does not convey any information to the person who has posted the art for critique. As far as they are concerned, their art is terrific in their eyes, so really you are posting absolutely nothing about their art!
I think constructive critiques in a pleasant manner seems to me what art critique is all about. Just "pleasant" posts should really be left for other boards.
Since these works sometimes carry a lot of the artist in them emotional reactions is very nice to get, but if those are negative I'd be careful how I phrased them but not sensor them. It would be a pity if I for example had a red dot in a painting that was supposed to clash with the rest and no one reacted to it LOL some art works are meant to provocate and if everyone said "lovely" you have failed.
What I hate to see is comments like "it does not give me anything" or similar and a request to explain it so that the viewer might react. I do not want comments from people that do not react intellectually or emotionally or personally or any kind of way to my piece of work. A work of art is a kind of communication and if the other person doesn't receive any kind of message then there is no basis for other kinds of communications on that work either. I much more prefer negative comments because then my work has a reaction.
Yesterday when I sat outside for a while I kept thinking that forums these days is the grown up's places to live out the 5 year olds inside. The one jumping up and down screaming : "Look at me" "look at what I can do" "see me" "react to me" and that is lovely.
So I'd say as long as the comments in some way say "I see you" or "I see you work", following common politeness the comments are good.
Messages directly or indirectly saying "I do not see you or your work or I do not really care to look either", I would prefer not to receive.
Would be interesting to hear from others what kind of comments they find useful and which not.
like what the image i am posting now says written and visually. sure it is just a rough concept drawing, but... hopefully the whole idea of seeing beyond the reality ...on into fantasy things...
without being stiffly paranoid you will get slammed with negative criticisms...
melting your ego into some 'Dorthonian rainbow pool'.
sucks to be jumping up and down verbally in a virtual sound proof black hole.
so yah post...bust ass to create and post...nothing happens...like screaming into a valley only to just hear your own scream.
people do look at the works you post. they read the comments. like phantoms, they come and go. cranking up their gizmos of the net...seeing what is there without comments. like this post.
i lived in a city in the 70s. there was this crank breather every night for weeks.
always calling at the same ungodly hour.
i usually was toasted on some still wine i got cheap...tired from art classes... wondering what this person wanted.
so i said:"hey dude. you have been calling for weeks. i was wondering when you were going to talk to me. i have been waiting [like waiting for post replies].
but, you just breath. are you alright. i mean you can talk, right?"
so this meek little whisper voice says:
"yes, i can talk."
so i replied:"then lets talk."
but the meek dude replies:"oh no...i am too scared you won't like me."
so i replied:"ok, i go to class around 8 each morning. you can see me from the hill. if i don't scare you then come on down and we will talk."
nothing, but i got one more call.
the meek dude said:"i saw you. you look like a nice man. thank you for caring."
>>>>>>>>>>i go to some effort to create thought provoking stuff. i am not commercial at all. it is for fun. i could just draw without sharing. i enjoy the whole weirdness of the process. as a friend said of my work:"you are not some hack." she is a master degree museum curator. so i will always remember her words.
posts are words...be they tenderly complimentary or roughly critical...
so i hope the viewers and readers read this: input is like sap in a tree...life giving to the artists amusing your surfing.
nuff said...am off my soap box... fer a while anyhow
geezermon AKA AMERICUTE-USA STUDIO
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