The Easel

Where Is the Audience for Art Criticism Now?

Some puzzling about a subject dear to this editor’s heart – why is there so little good writing on art? Have (online) editors “given up on criticism”? Is the critic a doomed species in “a multi-voice universe”? Surely there is a healthy demand for good writing, particularly in the face of boundless online dross? And, the critic’s job spec is not unreasonable; “some insight … written in a distinctive and pleasurable style.”