Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Art Evaluation Criteria (Sculpture)

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Sculpture: Art Evaluation Criteria (中文):
1. Quality
2. Condition
3. Iconography
4. Rarity
5. Aesthetics
6. Historical Importance
7. Additional Topics


1. Quality:
- form (composition)
- complexity
- materials
- construction (preparation)
- comparables

2. Condition:
- wear
- Loss
- damage
- patina
- inset
- mercuric gild
- cold gold

3. Iconography:
- iconometry
- religious tradition
- sculpture tradition & style
- creativity

4. Rarity:
- style
- region
- period
- iconography

5. Aesthetics:
- balance
- harmony
- creativity
- proportions
- dimensions
- stylistic elements

6. Historical/Academic Importance:
- provenance
- inscriptions
- textual documentation
- publication history

7. Additional Topics:
- set/single
- context
- conservation
- restoration
- controversy

Jeff Watt 6-2019