03 January, 2007

The Nature of the Art Blog

Liz Tunick at Forbes magazine has some interesting things to say about art blogs. I call it "blowing sunshine", but it is a good critique that describes the art blog as demystifying the experience of looking at fine art. She says that it opens art discussion to anyone, rather than the "old school" one-sided nature of the formal art critic's essay.

To be fair, art critics may be rebutted by another art critic or even an artist, or they may suffer the market forces known as cancelling a subscription.

But, lets face it, the art blog is a keen "Web 2.0" tool for art patrons to interact with artists without the wine glass in one hand, or having to put on the "monkey suit" and go down town.

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