What makes a painting good or bad

Is it possible to judge a painting as good or bad and what are the criteria?
asked on May 19, 2009 3:14pm

4 Answers:

It must have mystery, I think. Sometimes it's just the mystery of beauty.

answered on Aug 17, 2009 6:16pm

What makes painting a good work of art? Plain and simple (to me anyway) something you just cannot take your eyes off of. Something that you see that strikes your soul to the very depths, that opens your eyes and your mind to the beauty of it.

answered on Jun 19, 2009 11:28am

I was taught that a thought-provoking piece with the formal conditions of beauty, composition, rhythm, color manipulation all contributed to a good work of all, but mostly it is the ‘leap in the imagination’ that stirs my soul.

answered on Jun 10, 2009 11:02am

And here is my answer, hope others will follow.

A good painting has not much to do with looking pretty. A good painting is about balance and composition, it is meant to provoke thought or to disturb. A good painting is about the message or what the artist is trying to convey, it's about the use of light. A bad painting is just the opposite.

answered on May 27, 2009 11:56pm

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