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Oates on Shakespeare: An investigation into the Artist/Critic

I have always found criticism made by actual artists particularly interesting. People who make art see it in a different way from those who merely study it. Artists have a personal closeness to the process of artistic creation, and are thus often able to understand more easily how a piece of work is put together. An artist’s criticism, however, provides insight not only into the object under scrutiny but also, reflexively, into the artist/critic’s own methods or beliefs.  Continue reading