Digital Art, artists and art
Digital art most commonly refers to art created on a computer in digital form. In an expanded sense, "digital art" is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media. The impact of digital technology has transformed activities such as drawing, painting and sculpture and music art, while new forms, such as net art, digital installation art, and virtual reality, have become recognized artistic practices. Digital art can be purely computer-generated or taken from other sources, such as a scanned photograph or an image drawn using vector graphics software. Before the camera, the role of artists was to depict the real world. Art changed in the way it was used or the subjects it showed, but each time it was a ‘window into the real world’. When the camera was invented, artists realized that it was no longer important to portray the real world, and their role could be redefined. They started to express their imagination in different ways and to show something that is not real – something abstract. Abstract art can be considered a major step in the evolution of art and it started with the invention of new technology – the camera. With the creation of the computer and its use in art, we are now looking at the next major step in the evolution of art. With the use of the computer, artists can create something that was never possible. The way art is defined itself is changing.