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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

American art criticism is art criticism taking place by Americans or by foreign writers in the United States.


The Modernists

The critics Clement Greenberg, Harold Rosenberg and Leo Steinberg described in The Painted Word during Late Modernism.

The expressionists

Peggy Guggenheim, Ivan Karp, Robert Scull, Robert Fraser, Henry Geldzahler, Leo Castelli, tastemakers of the 20th century, says Philippe Garner.

The Postmoderns

Since the 1980s, critics have been inspired by Georges Bataille and Gilles Deleuze. American art criticism as professed by Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Hal Foster has been much influenced by Bataille. In fact, the whole of so-called French theory has had an enormous influence on postmodern American theory, much like German theory was influential in post-war France. See American reception of French theory.

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