It is quite prominent that tech-heads and art buffs have had their differences. They don’t exactly work for the likes of each other, even though the truth being that they are inexplicably linked. They constantly challenge each other and push each other to extend boundaries despite the fact that they are completely working in the opposite direction.
While imagination paves the way for technology and gives it a pair of eyes to view ahead, it, in turn, returns the favor by turning imagination into breakthrough innovation.
But, when it comes to traditional art and painting, is technology really welcomed to run over the canvas and strike its 0s and 1s? Coming to think of it, can technology beat our instincts and imagination? It cannot. But it can certainly aid it.
How has Digital Art Helped in Budding Creativity?
We’ve already shifted from our art tools kits to Apple pencils, with our canvas now being our touch screens. Doodling, graffiti, portraits, illustrations have shifted from being physical manifestations to digital creativity.
Championing your digital art canvas is easier too, including promoting the “artiste” in you across the spectrum of digital channels. So is it the end of an era of art auctions, exhibitions, canvas paintings as traditional art that we all deeply revere?
Masterpieces will be created – either on canvas or on screens. Digital art is just another means for artists to express themselves, and the whole idea of art to let thoughts flow, with no boundaries or restrictions. Digital art although it does not deal with oil, acrylics, charcoal, etc. as the means to form handmade pieces; it is an easier, quicker way of creating. Digital art is connecting people like never before, where artists begin to collaborate in new and innovative ways!
Although digital art has been there since the 1950s, it wasn’t taken very seriously. But, in the last decade, things have really changed. There are now exhibitions dedicated to digital creativities, which have also helped bring art, music, videogame experiences feel more real and personal. Digital art is inherently different than the traditional one. But both of them are great conduits of artistic expressions.
Thinking that one would ruin the other is just like asking if astrophysics is the only application of physics or literature only comprises of Shakespeare. Here’s how both have their own uniqueness, and cannot overshadow each other.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper (Made by Da Vinci)
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper (Digital Re-Interpretation)
Traditional Gouache Painting of DeCaprio
Digital Portrait Painting of DeCaprio
Every piece of art has its own swerve and essence that is free to be interpreted by the person viewing it. Art can be perceived differently by different people. Only digital art is our effort to shape interpretations through technology.
As said by Gyula Halasz, Brassai:
“Everything passes through your imagination. What you produce at the end is very different from the reality you started with.”