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Charles Baeyertz with Beatrice and Charles Worsley, 1910 (1st of 2)

Charles Baeyertz with Beatrice and Charles Worsley, 1910

Charles Baeyertz (left), critic and editor of the Triad magazine, Beatrice Worsley and artist Charles Nathaniel Worsley admire one of Worsley's paintings. Baeyertz wrote criticism of literature, art and music. In the April 1908 Triad he described the critic's role: 'It is not for him to inquire who Mr Noodle's relatives are, or who taught Miss Shrill to make such offensive noises. He is to judge the artist, as a craftsman judges a machine, by comparison with the best of its kind.'

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Peter Clayworth, 'Arts reviewing - Colonial critics, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020