- Maybe you are like me; I’m still trying to grasp what Digital Art is and how it’s formed. It is so mysterious that it leads me to wonder if it is indeed art, as it is self proclaimed or like many critics, is just a new age function of computers requiring nothing more than the knowledge of what button to press on your keyboard. If ever you were under any illusion that Digital Art is not real art, hopefully the video below will rid you of these like it has done me. It is a subject surrounded by controversy and whether its existence is necessary among contemporary art.
- Digital art has been around since the 70s, commonly referred to as computer art and multimedia art but now it comfortably sits in the category of new media art. We have seen a variety of art forms come and go in their time and this just another passing fad? Does it have a future? The popularity surrounding this art form is vast. People now have the technology to create and modify the most beautiful paintings know to exist. Amazing art has been dragged into the 21st century with this art form. We have seen the use of digital technology greatly diversify art streamlining pieces of art and keeping them under the umbrella of contemporary art from canvas paintings to new created forms such as virtual reality art.
- Andy Warhol is the artist who introduced us to Digital art using a Commodore Amiga where the computer was publicly displayed at the Lincoln Center. He successfully manipulated images by using flood fills to add bright colors. Warhol is particularly identified with his famous painting of 1962 depiction of actress Marilyn Monroe screen-printed in garish colors He is now one of the most famous artists on the planet with his work on display throughout the world.