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International Art English For Cheaters

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Having studied art history in school and now working at a gallery, you would think that I would have a pretty good handle on using language to describe art.

However, International Art English takes descriptive language to the next level.

It is equally self-indulgent, elitist, and nonsensical, but so is the art world at times.

Lucky for us, PIXMAVEN, a web-based art gallery, has generously provided us with an Art Critique Phrase Generator for those days when we are feeling particularly inarticulate.

Example:

It’s difficult to enter into this work because of how the aura of the spatial relationships threatens to penetrate the inherent overspecificity.

Toss out your thesaurus!

M

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