Occupation critic


It’s hard not to judge someone if his favorite movie – shit.
Overheard on Wall Street.
Critic (Greek -. Art to disassemble, judge) – a highly educated specialist in the field of art (fine arts, cinema, theater) and literature, who knows how to write well, having developed aesthetic taste and, very importantly, a special talent to recognize the true work, to determine the place of or other works on the scale of world culture.


This, if you will, the master of thoughts, even to some extent a guardian, Cerberus guarding the entrance to the hall of eternal glory. In Greek mythology, Cerberus was depicted in the form of a three-headed dog with a poisonous snake instead of a tail. A snake, though poisonous, however, as we know it – a symbol of wisdom and health. This is the ideal.
A common misconception to assume that the critics – failed writers, musicians, filmmakers and artists. Criticism, of course, a subjective thing. Still, the professional from the amateur distinguished objective, balanced, reasoned opinion.
Occupation criticism is most relevant in the field of culture. It is here that the word critic is of great importance and it provides a lot of freedom. In order to listen to him and believe him, the critic must have some knowledge, artistic taste, the ability to analyze, to give an adequate assessment of creativity.


Moreover, the critic must very well know and understand the contexts, which inevitably influence the perception of a work – the historical realities, the facts of the author’s life, milestones in the development of this art form and its current status, the works of other great artists, etc. All of this is a kind of prism through which each individual is perceived masterpiece, only unqualified auditor considers these factors unconsciously, and critic – consciously.
There are critics who specialize in the field of cinematography, literary critics working with the works of literature, music critics and theater critics, and art critics, object classes that make up the visual arts. To critics include connoisseurs, usually professionally trained, regularly evaluate and interpret concerts, plays, works of art and various usually publish their observations and judgments in periodicals.


Personal qualities:

All sorts of people come in and all the passion. In particular, for example, all the passion, all the pathos of his nature is cold anger, and it only happens smart, talented and even healthy when biting.
Any critic must be ready not only to justice, but also to respect people unfavorably. Far fewer are able to accept criticism and to draw conclusions – as a rule, any critical article offered for an attack dissenters.


Education (What you should know?):

There is no specialty in educational institutions. Wishing to become a respected critic can be of any profession. Most often, these are people with education in the field of journalism or culture. But first and foremost it requires talent, as well as the creative people who will criticize.
In order to properly prove his point, a specialist should be an excellent understanding in the form of art that he criticizes.
And do not forget that “of all the critics of the greatest, most brilliant, the most infallible – time.”



Place of work and career:

Critics may work in newspapers, magazines, television, publishing houses or at home.