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emf
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@ CC, I understand your viewpoint but for me the way someone crits and communicates tells me all I need to know as to whether they understand their subject or not. It can even be distracting as being a great in any field doesn’t necessarily mean you have the aptitude to communicate that knowledge to others. For example when I was at college, the best teacher – who was also by far the scariest, showed us his work and it was just painting after painting of lolly pop trees. Like for 45 minutes. But he was a great teacher, and actually a successful artist too. Because I didn’t care much for his work didn’t negate from that fact, so why did it matter how I felt about his work when he appraised mine – he gave very insightful crits and really made me learn to assess my own work.

I think there is an attitude of, ‘well, show me YOU can do better, before I listen to you’, whereas IMHO, the mindset to have should be ‘how can this critique make ME better, as the purpose of the crit is about the critiqu(ee) improving their own work, not the critique(r)s