Digital Art: An
Digital Art. What is Digital Art? Isn't this the most frequent
reply you've got, when you ask someone about Digital Art. So
what really is Digital Art?
Putting it very simply, Digital Art, is art that is created
with the help of a computer using varied computer graphic softwares.
Digital art is also referred to as Digiart or Digital imagery.
Digital Art is a new phenomena emerging in our world...the Art
of the future This new form of art is emerging naturally from
within the new global online society as it matures and evolves
to form online and real world artifacts. It has an individual
identity as distinct as photography or acrylic painting. What
makes it so unique is the fact that it is a virtual, digital
rendition of actual computer art or electronic imagery.
Digital artists experiment with new visual effects made possible
with the help of a computer and incorporate these visual elements
into a historically new visual art form. They use the computer
to make art instead of the traditional canvas or paper. There
are many software's available in the market that can be installed
onto a computer, by which an artist or rather any person can
experiment with and learn the various intricacies of art. These
software's, or can we call them our paints and paintbrush's,
help us in the process of making an artwork.
There is now another aspect of showcasing art, which goes
hand in hand with art mainly, Digital Art, i.e.; the Internet.
Through the various breakthroughs in technology and telecommunications,
this form of art can be presented to a worldwide audience, by
not even getting up from your chair. The Internet has become
an unavoidable part of our lives. Over just the last few years
we have seen radical changes in the way this new technology is
changing the way we live, think and shop. Although many artists,
collectors and galleries continue to have fears and concerns,
even their reluctance is slowly beginning to erode as they accept
the inevitability of this powerful, wide reaching tool. Therefore
art has to choose to cooperate with science in order to continue
to be a viable vehicle to expand our reality and to keep up with
the changing conditions of the world, and therefore life itself
as we experience and perceive it. Art therefore represents artifacts
of, past world realities and is a predictor of future changes
of the evolving society, which lags behind the avant-garde in
art in changing with the pressures of contemporary life.
At present the parameters and boundaries of Digital Art have
not yet been defined, it is still evolving and will continue
to evolve for as long as technology progresses, the boundaries
of Digital Art will also be pushed further and further. We are
the pioneers for this new technology that is exploding with opportunity
on a daily basis. Let us explore it, embrace it and experiment
with it. Above all, let us continue to be creative and have fun!