Evaluation

The ability to judge the overall value of an artwork for a given purpose. Evaluation is the level of understanding just beyond analysis and synthesis. Intelligent judgments must be based upon definite criteria. These may be internal (organization) or external criteria (relevant to the purpose) and the viewer/student may determine the criteria or be given to them. Objectives of lessons which will increase a the ability to evaluate can be stated with such behavioral terms as: accept, adjudge, appraise, arbitrate, assay, assess, award, classify, conclude, criticize, critique, decide, decree, describe, determine, discriminate, estimate, evaluate, explain, grade, interpret, judge, justify, measure, predict, prioritize, rank, rate, referee, reject, rule on, select, settle, summarize, support, umpire, and weigh.






RELATED SECTIONS:

Art Theory

Use of Materials

Evaluation Process

RELATED GLOSSARY WORDS:

Appraisal

Art History

Judgement

Aesthetics

Art Criticism

Art Appreciation