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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