Okay, to atone for my previous post, Iīll share this. Itīs from Alexander Popeīs Essay on Criticism (early 18th century). He speaks of writing but his comments throughout the essay refer to art in general. Obviously a bit dated in its neoclassical/Georgian stance, but he is one of the best satirists in the English language. This small bit addresses the difference between bad art and bad criticism.
'Tis hard to say if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill;
But of the two less dangerous is th'offence
To tire our patience than mislead our sense:
Some few in that, but numbers err in this;
Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss;
A fool might once himself alone expose;
Now one in verse makes many more in prose.