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Old 11-18-2010, 07:18 PM
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If god felt critiques were helpfull he woud have created an ''open critique forum'' or for the those who lean towards (...edited by mod...) "a structured critique".

(You must think you are some kind of God or something? Mr 'No Critical comments' allowed.... Heh, that's why all your paintings will keep you warm..... home)

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I admit I am not always comfortable giving critiques, but definitely would like to receive them. If I feel they are way off base I will simply ignore them. We need feedback from a community in which everyone is trying to achieve the same end.

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The problem more often then not Jane is- , we can be our own worst critics and sometimes while learning to tell someone their hard work and most joyous of moments of art and in creating it can often be the hardest thing for us - the receiver to take , it is (and even I have been guilty of it , of feeling that emotion ) but I also think more so that if we are open to the suggestion of others , we can take and grow from and more often then not learn from the wisdom of what we my find along this chosen path ....that was my deep serious thoughts

But now for my dag Oz humor - Remember it's along way to the top if you want Rock and Roll ....

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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Critiques If you dont want it let us know when you post

I never skated young.

When I started at 22, I started from scratch.

Sure, it sucks that youll likely never get to do partnered ice dance or pairs. But are you going to let that define your skating? Solo dance is a thing, you know.
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:41 AM
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Re: Critiques: If you don't want it, let us know when you post

Maybe critique is the wrong word.

We are all certainly here to discuss art that others post, no? To me, the idea of a forum is to get feedback and have a discussion. I see overwhelmingly the discussion being positive here with some helpful nudges. Personally, that's why I'm here. If I didn't want the discussion I would just post to Flickr.

This forum represents the same reason I take a class or go in person to a life drawing session. We experience and share with others and get feedback on what we are doing well or could be doing better.

I thought that was the point.
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For those of us who have had a formal art education critique is the right word. The problem is mainly cultural and a lack in knowledge of the conventions of figure drawing. This is an American owned site and most of the posters would be Americans with a smattering of posters from around the globe so American values would dominate.

We therefore have the issue of indirect communication verses direct communication. Americans are culturally indirect, I have been told they say three nice things before a negative comment, if they get to the negative comment, certainly they seem to prefer to say nice things or nothing. Saying nothing has the same weight as being ignored in a forum, in my opinion being ignored is the worst form of critique one can make to a post or poster. Without feedback its difficult to navigate one's way and so easy to get lost.

I've been told the Dutch are the most direct people in communicating, I know the French and Germans are direct while Asians tend to be indirect. I grew up in Australia where being straight was the chief cultural value if someone was straight with you even if you didn't like them you respected that. In today's politically correct and multicultural society in Australia I have no idea what our main cultural value is anymore. What it means is for me I tend to distrust indirect communication however the saying "when in Rome do as the Romans do" makes survival sense.

With the shift to modernism away from the conventions of the previous ideal/observation period in art add then the mess of post modernism it makes it difficult at times to know what is going on in a post. Finding out the intent and aims of the artist becomes important before any meaningful communication can begin. Not all of us share the same artistic conventions and values so we have to learn to get along, maybe, or not.
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