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  • Writer's picturechaithanya ganesh

Digital Art and the 21st century!

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An artist work that uses digital technology for creating a masterpiece or for presenting a concept is what we usually term as digital art. Digital art has come a long way, starting from the 1980s through the paint program devised by the computer engineers to the visual wonder we see today. 21st century witnessed several major milestones from the different types of digital art to its optimum utilization and the various advantages. From 2D computer graphics to 3D digital painting to digital photography, digital art has expanded to multi-media art as well. With unlimited experimental possibilities and efficiency, it has already proved to outweigh traditional art. With less material expense and more forgivable nature, digital art has proved its valid existence and need. Fifteen types of digital art are recognized till date and also practised extensively throughout the world. They are • Factoral / Algorithmic art • Dynamic painting • 2D computer graphics • 3D computer graphics • Data moshing • Pixel art • Digital photography • Manual vector drawing • Photo painting • Digital collage • 2D digital painting • 3D digital painting • Integrated art / mixed media hybrid painting • Raster painting • Computer generated painting respectively. The ability to duplicate with precision is one of the most praised qualities of this form of art. Digital art is fun and engaging to play around to experiment on new concepts, and it has managed to create a great impact on the audience. People prefer digital art these days due to its accessibility in any medium and condensed format.

Due to the increased interactivity and other benefits, this form of art is preferred more than traditional art these days.

Creativity and newer technology had made it a lot simpler and manageable these days, and notable advantages of digital art are as follows. • Versatility - here the piece of work can be computer-generated, edited, scanned and even drawn using devices. Alterations made are instantaneous and reversible.

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• Persistent - it cannot be degraded as years pass by as it will exist in a compressed file format • Precise replication - identical copies of the original work can be made easily. • Efficient and affordable - With the support of technology, artwork can be made with very less money. • Strong impact - a well-crafted digital art can create an effective impact and connect with the target population

Image source: In this transforming and fast-growing world, digital art is also flourishing and accepted by a wider population. The ease and connection it put forth have definitely made 21st century more creative and open to out of the box thinking. Art has helped to moderate the myth of mainstream education and the importance of mindful living.