THE ROLE OF FELDMAN'S THEORY IN ART CRITICISM: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY
Art criticism is a process of reading, studying and analyzing the beauties inherent in works of art, to help specialists in a sound vision of the artistic, aesthetic and creative aspects of the artwork. Therefore, this study aims to identify the role of Feldman's theory in the process of art criticism. The importance of the study is manifested in revealing the role of the art criticism process in highlighting the objective, expressive and aesthetic values of the artistic work of Feldman's theory. This study is an artistic analysis that will reveal information about the role of Feldman’s theory in art critisicim. The study utilized the qualitative method of research. The researcher analysed the data collected for the study based on Feldman’s approach to evaluate artwork that involves the following four steps: descriptive, formal analysis, interpretation and Judgment. The discussion section focuses on the detailed analysis of the artistic criticism method by Feldman. The study concluded that the steps of artistic criticism, according to Edmund Feldman, are sequential, regular and integrated critical steps, because they enter the essence of the artwork and describe the external form, content and meaning within the work, and also describe the different and varied values of the artwork, whether (formal, expressive or functional). These artistic critical steps serve as a means for us to read the artwork correctly and properly in an integrated and systematic manner.