The widespread use of digital technologies in the entertainment industry (video games, animated films, special effects) has resulted in the production of numerous high-quality computer-assisted creations.
The digital creation, however, suffers from a lack of recognition as it is discredited by the purists who only believe in the use of pencils, paints and physical supports. They consider with a dim eye, the technical assistance of a machine
The first legitimation of this new art is by David Hockney, the great master of oil painting and a visionary artist. He uses digital technologies since 2009 and exhibits his creations in the most important museum across the world.
Admittedly, digital art can take different forms such as:
-the 3D or "three-dimensional" is a computer-aided design technique allowing the representation of objects by volume on a screen, widely used in the animation industry.
-digital imaging is the production of synthetic images from a digital space.
-the digital sculpture corresponds to a sculpture digitized in three dimensions.
- digital painting: the image is created on a white screen using a graphic palette or a digital pen.
Digital tools offer endless creatively capacities (infinity of colors and gradients, dimensional effects, multiple forms), make it possible to overcome certain technical shortcomings and release the constraints linked to a linear creative process (possibility of undoing and redoing creations endlessly).
It is important to emphasize that, despite the wide range of possibilities, these techniques do not “create” talent. It is just as difficult to draw on a palette with a graphic pen as it is with a brush on a canvas. Without the creativity, dexterity and imagination of those who use them, these tools remain ineffective.
How can this digital art expose itself?
There are many artists' sites as well as digital galleries where to visualize these creations. In a way, the major art platforms offer a digital version of traditional art forms. The virtual reality platform DIMoDa for «Digital Museum of digital art» brings together digital works that can be appreciated with a virtual reality accent.
The high quality output of digital works is already possible with:
- digital printing or "digigraphy" (printing 11 colors on "Fine art" papers);
- 3D printing for 3D sculpture and painting.
In the future, the combination of digital creation and 3D printing (known as 3D digital art) will satisfy art lovers attached to physical media and material effects.
Digital art is definitely on the move.
Very affordable, offering infinite execution capacities, it allows accessibility to the creation, making it visible and printable in all places.
Will Digital art be an additional artistic medium? Will it replace the traditional mediums? We will get some clue, in the very near future.
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Born in the United States in the late 1960s in reaction to the established order, museum institutions, the mercantile and elitist character of art, Land art refers to all artistic currents that use Nature as a place, a material and an inscription surface for their work.
There are generally two types of artistic interventions:
-large inscriptions at the scale of the landscape. Like the geoglyphs of Nazca, the pioneers of Land Art such as Robert Smithson realized in the American desert west "earthworks" or monumental excavations inscribed in the landscape;
- human scale works made from natural materials (earth, stones, mud, branches, ...).
While the former are destined to last, even if they are eroded by the elements, the latter are destined to be ephemeral by degrading or decomposing themselves naturally.
Since these artistic enterprises are made in inaccessible places, the photographic support has become indispensable, attesting or being part of the work.
In many respects, Land Art has taken the opposite view of the traditional forms of art:
- the original work was no longer realized in a workshop, no longer transportable or exposable and could not be held. It was carried out in situ, far from public view.
- the work was no longer a representation of the Nature, but part of the Nature. It was no longer definitive, evolving with climatic conditions and natural hazards.
-the work and its creator were no longer eternal.
For nearly fifty years, Land Art has undergone many changes that have challenged some of its initial claims.
It has become transposable and exposable. It has re-entered the museum space through facilities (South Bank circle of Richard Long for example) and has joined the largest private collections. It has experienced various extensions such as plant art or "art in nature", « earth art » or « ecological art ».
Thanks to Land Art, nature and art, originally a human attempt to imitate or transcend natural creation, have finally been reconciled.
Given the present boom in green art, these natural art works are destined to meet more and more success.
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Art Malaga '17
Call for artists
Art Fair Málaga '17 call to artists and galleries until april 28th for its first edition, to be held on June 30th, July 1st and 2nd 2017 at the Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga. With an exhibition space of 6,000 m2 that can hold more than 400 artists and 50 art galleries, it will become the second largest International Contemporary Art Fair in Spain.
Art Fair Málaga '17 presents itself as an opportunity for those self presented artists who wish to make their work visible in the national and international art market, building a different proposal of inclusion, where professionals from the sector, galleries, institutions and collectors could participate, as well as those new artists that haven’t had yet the opportunity for their works to be recognized and valued in its whole magnitude. A space to establish a network of direct contacts between artists, galleries and the public, promoting a new culture of collecting, and recovering the old concept of Fair as a sales site.
According to their organizers the purpose of Art Fair Málaga ‘17 is to generate a space of visibility, because they understand that there are many and very good artists who have not yet the opportunity to introduce your work in the art market, do not have a gallery that represents them, and do not have access to art fairs, in Spain almost all the art fairs are just for galleries. On the other hand increasingly there are fewer galleries and many of them do not have access to the fairs, either for reasons of costs of participation, or because they are marginalized if they do not present a program of exhibitions that have previously attended. That’s why the Art Fair Málaga’s slogans are ‘WE BELIEVE IN THE OPPORTUNITIES, AND WE CREATE THEM’ and ‘YOUR WORK IS YOUR STORY, NOT YOUR CURRICULUM’.
Art Fair Málaga ' 17 hopes to attract more than 12,000 visitors in its first edition with the aim of bringing art to a wide audience that, besides touring the different stands, may participate in a program of talks, conferences, live painting, performances and recreational activities.
Art Fair Málaga '17 is aimed to galleries, collectives, and artists who work with painting, sculpture, drawing, original graphic works, photography, digital art, and other disciplines. The selection Committee appointed by Art Fair Málaga ' 17 will be responsible for rating and select the exhibition proposals. The quality of the works of the applicants will be valued mainly. The deadline for registration will be April 28th, 2017.
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ING creative festival
Pixar, Disney, National Geographic, MoMA, Google, Behance and more to be part of the event’s third edition
Dubai, UAE, 07 March 2017: -ING Creative Festival (-ING) is set to return for its third edition this year, once again bringing a host of world-class creative speakers for three days of workshops, talks and creative market. The event will take place at Alserkal Avenue from 13 to 15 April, with registration opening at 9am daily, followed by a packed schedule from 10am to 10pm.
In addition to the 22 speaker sessions, -ING will also feature a Creative Market welcoming over 55 artists – traveling to Dubai from as far as the Dominican Republic and Mexico – to showcase and sell their creative products. Guests will also be able to choose from 30 workshops, and network and mingle with over 20 exhibitors. Complimented by eclectic live music and a wide variety of food vendors to suit every palate, this year’s festivities are set to build on the immense success of the 2016 event, which left its 1,300+ creative attendees feeling inspired.
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is set to address audiences on day three and also host a workshop, said: “While seemly different, artists and scientists share the same passion to ask questions and explore. They are both dreamers, and the results of the best of them often elicit awe and wonder. I can’t wait to learn and share with the Middle Eastern public about the awe and wonder of our human existence.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Gordon, Directing Animator at Pixar and –ING Creative Festival speaker, also commented: “I have always been passionate about sharing everything I know with people who aspire to do storytelling and work with characters. Coming to Dubai is a way that I get to interact with the talent in the region as well as inspire the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. My hope is to demystify the work we do so that anyone can approach it.”
Dan and Andrew are part of an impressive speaker line-up at -ING that includes Benson Shun, Animator at Disney; Steve Raymer, Photographer at National Geographic; Ingrid Chou, Assistant Creative Director at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Hector Ouilhet, UX Designer at Google.
“Thanks to the support of the Dubai Government in recent years, Dubai has become a canvas for art and expression, its walls and streets adorned with art, and different outlets and initiatives that help drive the development of the creative sector, such as Alserkal Avenue. -ING is proud to be a part of this evolution, bringing some of the biggest names in the world to make the creative scene just that much bigger and better, and we can’t wait to kick off another successful event this year,” said Ramy Alawssy, founder of -ING.
For the full schedule of talks and workshops, please visit http://ingcreatives.com/program
-ING is a creative community based in Dubai that is dedicated to running events that will unlock, develop and grow creative potential through a variety of Talks, Workshops and the Creative Market.
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As part of the transition to the HTTPS on the whole platform, we are reindex the entirety of the images since January 13
On some pages, it is possible that some images may not appear for a few hours, as it takes a great amount of time to reindex all of them correctly.
We apologize for the inconvenience and we make every effort to ensure that all images are re-indexed as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your patience ;)
You may have already noticed it? Artmajeur was of course already available in HTTPS, but the entire Artmajeur platform has now been 100% redirected to the HTTPS security protocol.
This means that the connection between your computer and your site is now always secured by an SSL key that protects your data and your privacy as well as that of your customers.
The HTTPS protocol is a bit heavier, its deployment on the whole platform can slow down very slightly the loading speed of the pages, but this is largely compelled by the advantages brought:
- Reassuring customers
- Protects the confidentiality of your data
- Allows better indexing on GOOGLE!
Google gives increasing importance to the security of sites, and announced that from now on, they will take into account the HTTPS protocol in the ranking of sites.
Make sure you always have the small green padlock next to HTTPS in the address bar when you enter a password or make a transaction!
Artmajeur allows to protect all the images with the addition of an unalterable watermark to the very core of the image, all with a simple click from the section MY ARTMAJEUR > IMAGES PROTECTION.
The watermark can also be removed on all images with a single click, so you do not have to work to edit each image with an image editing software to add watermarks.
Today, we deploy a new personalized watermark service, the watermark now appears IN THE CENTER of the image with lines that take the entire image, for maximum protection.
For PLATINUM members, the watermark is also personalized with the menber's Artmajeur account address !
NB: We do not recommend the use of the watermark because it degrades the perceived quality of the images and it is not pleasant to look at. But if you want to use a watermark, then use Artmajeur to do it the simple way and with class !
We have deployed a new login page, more simple, and more entertaining !
The background image is randomly selected from recently uploaded arts and allows an even greater visibility for artists :
From October, the way prices are displayed to visitors will change significantly.
At the moment, artists have the opportunity to indicate the price of the works, while hiding the price to the public. Visitors are then required to identify themselves to be able to view the prices.
This system poses two major problems:
- Many artists do not understand why their prices do not appear to the public while they are actually defined
- A large number of visitors are puzzled by the concept of price "available but hidden"
80% of visitors browsing the art gallery section are using the "sort by price" feature and indeed, it is very frustrating for a visitor to choose a price range and then not see price actually displayed on all the works!
To limit confusion to visitors, and also to artists, so we took the decision not to offer the concept of hidden price any more.
Henceforth, it's simple: a price set will be displayed, or not set and therefore not displayed.
What happens if an artwork has no price ?
Works without prices but that are actually "for sale" will appear with the status "price on request", but they WILL NOT appear on the gallery section when visitors sort works by price.
The change will be deployed in September, we invite you to do the necessary updates or remove prices during this month.
NB: if you want to delete ALL YOUR PRICES and have a large number of images, you can contact us at SUPPORT and we will remove all your prices directly in database
Us based artist ressource website TheAbundantArtist.com has just released a great article about "Selling Your Art Online: Advice from 3 Online Gallery Leaders", theses include a chat with Jonas Almgren (Artfinder.com), Nicolas Sarazin (Art directory at ArtMajeur.com), and Alex Farkas (Gallery Director and Co-Founder of UGallery.com) to learn more about how they operate. You’ll find some helpful and exclusive advice from them below :
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All the Artmajeur team is pleased to wish you an Happy New Year 2015.
In 2014, the new features offered by Artmajeur were widely acclaimed by artists and collectors.
Great improvements will be released in 2015, starting in the upcoming months!
now you can easily link all your social profiles on your Artmajeur account so your public can follow your work on every other active social platform like youtube or pinterest! Simply indicate your profile URLs on section "My account > Settings". All links will appear on your Artmajeur profile.
The end of the year is coming fast, its time to order your greeting cards ! We are also offering a massive discount on our "PLATINUM" service. Order before December 24th and enjoy a 30% discount !
you can now take advantage of a huge market opportunity with Facebook : just install the Artmajeur Art Shop application on your facebook page, and all your artworks for sale will be directly available to your from your Facebook page!
We have also installed a new feature to create coupons. Now, you can create coupons and send a mailing to all your contacts and prospects. Typically, it is good to create a coupon 1 month prior to special occasions like Valentine's day or Chrismas. Try it today!
a new process is being tested for selling original artworks. Customers may now contact you, inquire about an artwork, and they can buy directly from you. You will get paid directly on your Paypal account, or any other payment methods you have selected. Please check your payment methods on your account to make sure that customers can acquire your artworks directly. Free accounts will have a very low commission of just 5%. All other accounts will enjoy a ZERO% commission!
almost every day, potential customers contact us at support. They are interested to buy a particular work, but despite their efforts to contact the artist and get information about the prices they receive no response! This requires us to contact the artist to respond to the client. This is a major problem because the response time is a key to a successful sale. The higher the response time is long, the more likely sales decline. To avoid this problem, make sure you regularly log into your account, and verify that your contact information is correct (email, phone, address). Especially, tell your phone so we can contact you directly if a client expresses interest in your work!
we have been working on the social features on Artmajeur. When you follow members on Artmajeur (or when members follow you), all activity is now conveniently gathered on your profile section enhance user experience and allow a greater level of interactions between artists and art lovers. Interacting with the art community is a great way to discuss, exchange and be inspired by other artists and art lovers. Social interactions are also very effective to raise the awareness of your profile on Artmajeur and Google!
we have received a lot of requests to update the search module. Until now, the search module was provided by Google. It was fast to find results but slow to update and index them, resulting in delays of several days before your new artworks could be included in search results. We have developed a new search module, entirely embedded in Artmajeur, so we can control all results and indexation delay.
Check your image's title, description and keywords to make sure they appear properly in search results ! You can then test the new search module using the search field on top of Artmajeur.
almost everyday, we receive feedbacks from customers and prospects who are interested in buying artworks, but they can find basic information such as technique, medium, dimensions or price. Of course, they can contact artists to request theses informations but this additional constraint is drastically impacting sales contacts and actual sales. Properly documenting artworks is equally important as providing a nice, centered and perfectly cropped image of your work. 100 nice and well documented images will generate more visits and contacts than 1000 undocumented images ! We will soon release the new version of the Art gallery, please make sure your images information are available so that visitors can find them easily!