Judging a work of art means giving it rank in relation to other works from the same genre, period and style. Judgment is an enduring process that begins by considering a very important aspect of the work, its originality. Going beyond what the natural eye can see, enduring judgment involves the entire senses. It is allowing yourself to be immersed in the composition until your intellect, emotions and sight unify into a seamless whole that is uniquely you. It is only from this dimension that one can make a personal decision about an artwork’s success or lack of success.
Thoughtful considerations regarding the work’s historical significance, enduring appeal, didactic message, eminent themes and the distinguished elements carefully deployed by the artist to communicate his ideas and concepts are only noticeable, appreciable and enjoyed with enduring judgment.