The PC world has just recently leaped into the field of making fine art.
This goes miles beyond architectural renderings for shows and digitally reinforcing pictures; this is art work deserving of showing in studios. The Apple iPad is one tool that many artists are looking to for the making of original digital design. By utilizing applications such as ArtStudio and Sketchbook Pro, paintings that look like original oil, acrylic or watercolors are being made by artists looking for only one more way to express their creative capabilities. This isn’t without squabble.
Many see this trend as the downfall of original art. Is it art if the PC is concerned? Some say no. They disagree that trading a canvas for a PC screen is profanity. Others say if the image is generated by the mind of the artist, then actually the medium by which it is produced does not count. This quandary isn’t new. The 1st argument about art vs. machine generated art was with the discovery of the camera. It took many years for photography to be recognized as a kind of art, and in reality it is still attempting to find its place.
PC generated art faces the same quandaries that photography has been forced to deal with for years. When is an original an original? With reproduction possible from negatives it was determined the artist’s control of reproduction determined how many originals were made. With PC generated art, now comes the new quandary regarding the digital format that may be changed by some other person. How can this be controlled, and is it original art? There aren’t any rules yet, so that the door is totally open. When art is formed by someone that is not thought to be a ‘traditional artist ‘, and they mass market the result making millions, what does that indicate about the work made in a skill studio and how does it affect value?
Another fascinating twist for PC generated art is the photo realism made renderings by designers to show clients how a building will appear when finished. While this is a handy tool to help clients make choices as to regardless of whether or not they like a last design, it has created a great problem during construction. Studies prove that when a customer is presented with a photo realistic view, they have an inclination to regard it as so real that it is ideal and that when change orders come up during construction they’re angry and refuse to accept these changes. When shown non photo realistic pictures they believe the project isn’t perfect, and accept change orders without complaint.
When shown non photo realistic photographs they think the project isn’t perfect, and accept change orders without complaint. So when is art actually art and when is it merely an image that imitates art? The jury is still out. Definitely this can become more fine tuned as PC generated design becomes more well-liked and conventional.
Only time will tell if this may become an accepted way for artists to express themselves in a new and inventive way.
Linda Jurgens was a blogger for many gaming websites and is well know for her article on craps rules. Linda currently does not work as a writer ever since she was laid off.