I perceive the art criticism as the philosophical reflection on art. It is possible to ask question about the sense of art only on the basis of philosophy including, among others, peronalism. In this text, the concept of Tymon Terlecki’s personalistic criticism based on Emmanuel Mounier’s philosophy is analyzed to assess the usefulness of its main assumptions and design a model of the contemporary artistic critic. The analysis of such concepts as person, personal movement, freedom, transcendence, symbol and view leads to the conclusion that a critic personalist is not supposed to be satisfied only with deciphering the sense of art. However, s/he is to extend the scope of her/his reflection with the context of the work’s potential impact on an artist and a viewer.