230S09Lecture7

230S09Lecture7 - Humes Standard of Taste II How To Be a...

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    Hume’s  Standard of Taste  II
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    How To Be a Good Critic II:  practice! Differences in delicacy  occur naturally But you can develop that  delicacy with practice (wine- tasting) You need to practice both  with that artwork (no one  gets it the first time), and  with those in a similar style. Lady and Gentleman Drinking Wine Johannes Vermeer 1660
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    How To Be a Good Critic III:  Comparisons One must compare many different kinds and degrees of  beauty to get better at distinguishing There is rudimentary beauty in most artworks Someone inexperienced in comparisons will find lesser  artworks more appealing (Titanic!) Girl at the Mirror , Norman Rockwell 1954 Girl Before a Mirror , Pablo  Picasso 1932
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    How To Be a Good Critic IV:  Be Free from Prejudice Get out of your own head! View it with the point of view 
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