Work of Art: The Next Great Artist : Season 1

  • Network: Bravo
  • Series Premiere Date: May 31, 2010
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 60
    It's pretty much exactly the same as a slew of shows that have gone before.
  2. Reviewed by: Christopher Knight
    50
    Work of Art, which isn't as much bad as merely dull. Bad we could love; dull just sends us wandering off to the fridge, where inner essence consists of leftover meat loaf.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    50
    A few of the others could have easily painted themselves toward the exit, except that some of the lesser talents are also some of the bigger personalities. And when it comes right down to it, that's what will keep "Work of Art" on the air.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    50
    Each of them rolls the creative process, the finished work, and her public performance as an artist into an eager consumer package. They're all operators with soundbites on line one.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2010
    8
    The most entertaining of all "Next XY" shows. It is very interesting to watch the creative process or the lack of creativity under the gun andThe most entertaining of all "Next XY" shows. It is very interesting to watch the creative process or the lack of creativity under the gun and the critiques were almost always entertaining. I hope the second season dispenses with the Photoshop amateurs, performance artists and I-Only-Take-Pictures-Of-My-Boobies artists and mounts a really tough playing field of competent artists. Unfortunately, some of the challenges were almost insultingly commercial and/or trite. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2010
    10
    This was the best reality show of the season. Watching these artists struggle through the creative process was fascinating as well as theThis was the best reality show of the season. Watching these artists struggle through the creative process was fascinating as well as the critics often pretentious opinions. The show points out the universal truth that art is in the eye of the beholder. Great show. Full Review »