Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Art Evaluation Criteria (Traditional Painting)

Art Evaluation Criteria (Traditional Painting) | Art History Main Page

This is a work in progress and more content and explanation will be added.
See the Art Evaluation Criteria (Contemporary Traditional).

Art Evaluation Criteria: (Chinese Language)
1. Quality
2. Condition
3. Iconography
4. Rarity
5. Aesthetics
6. Historical Importance


1. Quality
- line
- colour
- composition
- materials
- preparation

2. Condition
- wear
- loss
- damage

3. Iconography
- iconometry
- tradition
- creativity

4. Rarity
- style
- region
- period
- iconography

5. Aesthetics
- balance
- harmony
- creativity
- perspective
- proportions
- dimensions

6. Historical Importance
- quality
- rarity
- aesthetics
- inscriptions

Jeff Watt 7-2018